Cornbread after work

Cornbread after work

Mother and I used to work in the cotton fields for our neighbors. On our way home we would go down this little path to a spring and get our milk and butter out of the spring and take it back to our house. Mother would make a cake of cornbread and slice a dish of tomatoes, and we would sit down at the kitchen table, say our prayers and eat our suppers. When we finished our supper, Mother would wrap a piece of cornbread up for Daddy so after he came home from working second shift in textiles, he would eat it before getting ready for bed.

Betty Perkins, Iron Station, Rutherford EMC

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