“Course I was born here on Marsa Weatherall’s place an’ started doin’ little jobs ’round de place soon as I was big ’nuff. Two years befo’ de surrender they started me workin’ regular in de field an’ doin’ grown folks work. My old boss whipped me de first day I worked ’cause I lost de cuttin’ colter. I ‘member one day de old boss hollowed fo’ me to bring him some water. I looked an’ saw de white chillun comin’ from school at dat time an’ told him if he wanted any water to go get it his self ’cause I’s gone after dem dinner buckets to get dem fried ‘taters an’ ever thin’. Old boss sho’ would-a whipped me dat time but old Missus wrapped me up in her dress. Old Miss sho’ was a good ‘ligious woman.”



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s