Memoir of a Southern Girl

Your white silk pillows are slowly being devoured by velvet darkness . . .

Pioneer Children: Born To Work

Having a large family, especially since many farmers kept moving further West, solved the problem of falling short of labor. Children cost nothing but the food and clothes to sustain them, leaving parents with fives of children under their roofs. To keep them under control, mothers turned to spanking while fathers whipped in the infamous woodshed.

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