Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Grateful for Electric Lights, Iron and a Boarder Who Brought a Radio and Added Music to Life, 1939

From the January 1939 issue of The Southern Planter

As the saying goes, ‘10 years were added to my life,’ and in only three weeks. The explanation: Just recently the power line came through our community. We were proud we could afford lights and iron. Then I started boarding a teacher who brought her own radio with her and gave the family the privilege of playing it when we cared to, and this is what added 10 years. I’ve always loved dancing and music and now to turn on the radio takes me back to younger days when they meant everything to me, and it even seems to lighten my work.

--Mrs. E.G. Lane, Greenfield, Virginia

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