A hard and simple time

A hard and simple time

This is my grandfather, Ike Sheets, bringing in hay with the family's work horse. This was taken in the 1960s in Mitchell County where he and my grandmother, Rosie, had 14 children. I always loved to go spend time at my grandparents' house. There was always a big pot of soup or pinto beans and kids to play with. I'm sure this was a hard time for farmers raising families but it was such a beautiful, simple time for a child to be raised in so much love.

Janet English, Morganton, Rutherford EMC

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