Voices from Alabama: a twentieth-century mosaic by J. MacK, Jr. Lofton

By J. MacK, Jr. Lofton

A mosaic developed through Alabamians remembering their prior. Lofton traveled the size and breadth of the kingdom listening as miners, mill staff, financial institution executives, homemakers, sharecroppers, businessmen, and faculty presidents informed approximately their lives within the Twenties, the nice melancholy, and global warfare II.

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My daddy was so mad he didn't speak to me for almost a year. Sharecropping on Sand Mountain E. L. Lovelady, Marshall County We were sharecroppers down in Clay County where I was born. The old house was like all the other tenant houses, two or three feet off the ground with no underpinning. The house I was born in was just four rooms with a hand-split wood-shingle roof. It sat up about three feet off the ground on rock pillars, no block or bricks, just rocks. My brother and I used to play under that house, play with bottles and whatever to make roads in the dirt.

Yeah, I'm talking about baseball, 'cause there wasn't no football for us, 'cause we could play baseball down in them big pastures. That's the reason we grow so. We just run and played and work. " We had to do it, we had to lose. And Mr. '' I kind of lightened up on my pitching, kind of lobbing up there. We get away from here, we won't be coming back. And then we let 'em win, but it didn't do no bit of good. Most times, you do something bad enough, they kill you and throw you in the Sipsey River and you never be found.

Now, old man Stewart slept with just his old shirt on, and one night he just went in there with just this old shirt on and ran round and round just in his shirt. They really did scatter and his daughters just cried and cried about it. Both Mama and Daddy could sing real good and my mama would sing tearjerkers, boy. She would sit there at that sewing machine and sew and sing. She would sing that "Dying Cowboy" and when she would get down a few lines, man, I would just cry, and I would get up and slip out so the other kids wouldn't see me crying.

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