By Priscilla Freeman Jacobs
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The only thing with the hunting that I got to do was in the wintertime; we always had bird traps. Daddy would build us a bird trap and set it out behind the house with some string on it. We’d put corn or something under the trap, and when the quail would wander in eating it, then we’d pull the string and catch the bird. That was the only hunting I ever did. Early Memories 15 That’s not even hunting; that’s just trapping birds. We do that in wintertime whenever they be down feeding. “Hunting was always in the winter months or when the weather turned cold.
But when you got big enough or tall enough, so that you could reach up to the tobacco that was stacked on the benches, then you were ‘handing’ tobacco, meaning that you gave it to the stringer. 3 “Folks would go there to grade tobacco. Now they never let the kids grade tobacco. My mom, my grandma, and other ladies would do that. The grading came after the tobacco had cured in the barn. The older women removed the tobacco from the sticks and placed the leaves into different piles, first, second, third, according to its quality.
But he knew we couldn’t make it without my working because I think at that time I probably made not as much as he did, but I made a good salary. So the doctor took me out of work for two months, and he said, “You just lay around and rest, you know. ” So after about a month, I was better; the headaches were gone and the backaches were gone. I called him back and told him I was Marriage and Family 31 ready to go back to work because I was feeling so much better. So his reply was, “Well, if you’re feeling that much better after one month, think how good you’re going to feel after two months!
From Princess to Chief: Life with the Waccamaw Siouan Indians of North Carolina by Priscilla Freeman Jacobs