Childhood Days with Alice - Carolina Country

Childhood Days with Alice

Childhood Days with Alice

Some of my fondest memories are of my cousin Alice and me. We grew up in the 1940s and 1950s on farms in Sampson County, near Kitty Fork. There was a special bond between us from the beginning, but we did not always agree on everything. When we got mad, our parents would make us hug each other. We were soon happy playmates again.

We enjoyed getting in her daddy’s fishing pond on hot summer days. Alice’s mama made our bathing suits. We played with rag dolls and doll clothes Mama sewed for us. We also played with paper dolls and some store-bought dolls too.

It was not all play for us though. When we were old enough, we worked at our daddy’s tobacco barns on tobacco barning days. Sometimes Daddy would take us to White Lake. That was a treat.

He would also take us to the drive-in theater at Kitty Fork. We loved the Betty Grable movies and westerns.

Many years have passed, and though in later years we lived two hours apart, Alice was only a phone call away. In April 2019, Alice went to her heavenly home. She will always be in my heart and I remember her every day.

Fannie Williams, Clinton, a member of Four County Electric

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