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Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. –H.L. Mencken

Morning Quote – Elmer Keith


“We really, I believe, lived better then than we do today in many cases. It was good and wholesome food, no antibiotics and no preservatives in it except drying and smoking and salt. Everybody worked. When a kid was seven or eight years old, he had to work. By the time he was twelve or thirteen, why he was supposed to take a man’s place in most jobs that his strength would allow.

Wages in many places were simply a place to sleep and board. Others paid four bits a day, and a dollar a day was considered very good wages at that time, along in 19 and 8,9, and 10. However, the small amount of money a family received in a year would in turn buy something in those days. Today you need a hat full of money to buy anything.”

~Elmer Keith Hell, I Was There

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This entry was posted on July 16, 2013 by in Authors I like, Books, The Fed, Uncategorized and tagged , , .

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