SEGMENT: CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, CLOTHES, & RECOLLECTIONS

Marie South Williams>UIS Collection T-Z>UIS Collection T-Z, Segment 22

SEGMENT: CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, CLOTHES, & RECOLLECTIONS,

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CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Mrs. Williams tells of the schools she attended in DeSoto & classes. Used Harper's Readers. Notes class size, library (just a bookcase), stove in each room. Only bathed once a wk.
CLOTHES
Wore aprons at home over wool dress. Mention again of her aunt who made her clothes. Wore long black stockings. No shoes fit. Wore button hook shoes. Got a good pair for Christmas & a pair just for school.
CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
She carved her & future husband's initials into chair & was punished. Thought future husband was a smart-aleck. Scared of male teachers. Story of female teacher with only 2 dresses.
RECOLLECTIONS
Mentions a special friend. Talks of her early teaching experiences & children getting off to work on farm to dig sweet potatoes.