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By Earline Smith Crews
Guest Columnist 

Feed sack dresses were all the rage for fashion


May 17, 2018

Poor Mama. She was usually defeated before the battle even started. Daddy bought hog shorts at Gilmore's Store in Wallace and when it was time for that purchase Mama made sure to be there to pick out the sacks. The need to explain this is for the benefit of the younger generation. See, back, way, way, back, things like hog shorts (feed) and flour for biscuits came in cloth sacks, printed with pretty designs of flowers or strips of rainbow color. This cloth was very durable ( had to hold hog feed people). The Purina and Martha White Milling Companies knew folk like my family had to stretch a...

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