Like my grandma, had ten kids in twenty years, 8 of them lived to be adults. They didn't even have indoor plumbing or electricity! They worked the fields, picked cotton, had their own chickens for eggs and meat. Dried their own meats. Whatever they didn't sell, fruits and veggies, they canned for themselves, the over ripe stuff that didn't sell. They were all so healthy, except Grandma, who died at 36. She refused to go to a doctor and hemorrhaged after baby #10.
posted on 07/22/2008 12:42:39 PM PDT
(Glowbull Warming: The Greatest Hoax Since Y 2 K !!!!!!!!!!! FOLLOW THE $$MONEY$$)
I remember my grandparents having chickens in the back yard in Fort Worth (1963) and a vegetable garden in the very back. Whenever us grand kids spent the weekend we always had fried chicken, green beans, squash and mashed potatoes. I can remember pulling pears and figs and pecans off their trees and eating them fresh...bugs and all!
posted on 07/22/2008 1:04:20 PM PDT
("We should all be living in mud huts and riding bicycles to avoid killing the polar bears..."/s)
My GGrandma died in child birth with her 11th kid, my Grannies younger Brother, they were very close. They were raised by my GGreat Grandpas Co-Wife, they were evil Mormons. My Father and Grandson is named after her in a fashion, she was an angel. There were 20 in the family.
posted on 07/22/2008 1:07:35 PM PDT
by Little Bill
(Welcome to the Newly Socialist State of New Hampshire)
We used to have a home in Arrowhead! Saw your profile, and it made me homesick. West Tenn. is so flat.
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