Beyond the Pale
Tom,My grandfather's family on my mother's side were farmers inGreensboro, from the 1830's. They began to grow cotton after the civilwar. When the boll weavil struck in the twenties the family lost theland. According to my father, Emmet(my grandfather) sd that after the bollweavil destroyed the cotton crop, there was simply "no money". Mygrandfather eventually bought it back, in the 1950's, after hereturned from service in the war. Pine trees are growing there now- Ihave been recently to visit- the land is hard- clay, very rocky.Best,Bowie
Bowie,Grateful for your testimony, record and reminder of the heritage of all those decades of precarious survival on this unforgiving land.
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