Tri-City Ledger -

By Earline Smith Crews
Guest Writer 

The nickles spent at Henderson's rolling store


September 13, 2018

Circa late 1940's/early 1950's

In our community of Barnett Crossroads in Escambia County Alabama lived family's headed by hard working men, men who worked in paper wood, tar wood stumping and logging. Men who worked for the county road department, linemen for Southern Pine, merchants, several worked for the U.S. Government, preachers, a few school teachers and a Principal, many were farmers.

My daddy, due to many young'uns with hungry mouths open, worked for the county road department AND farmed to insure we had plenty to eat. Few were idle. Lay-about's were fodder for gossip and judgement...

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