"Mema is the last of her 9 Brothers
and Sisters. None of them lived to be her age,neither Perents.
She was always sickly,never walking until she was 3.The
sister that she was the closest was Kathleen.They played
together,constantly ...They lived in a House on the Mill
Village that was built on very high Brick Pillars You could
walk around under it.They would build a play house by drawing
off the rooms with a stick in the dirt.They filled each
room with broken dishes,vases,back then there were not many
things being thrown away.They piled up wood for their stove.An
older Brother (Milton)told Mema to go ask Granny for a match
to light their stove. Granny came under the HOuse and gave
Milton a sound thrashing,he knew better,Mema and Kathleen
were too young."
quoted from a letter written by my grandmother