In "The Way It Was", 2-Minnie Anna (Sister) Dodd Garris 1874-1957, 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, Bee Stories, FAMILY: BEE & BOB TOGETHER, FAMILY: MATERNAL LINE (BEE), Round O, S.C., STORIES on March 31, 2013 at 8:29 am

Mamma had started her store as a milliner and designed and dressed hats or one could get the flowers , feathers, ribbons that they wanted put on a hat and she could fix it like a special order. Mamma started out having things to sell that Grandpa didn’t have but he would add anything so she also widened her stock as she went along.

There was a Good Homes sewing machine in the back of the store . You could sew by peddling the pedal on it. Mamma made all of our clothes. on that machine. She would take down a bolt of cloth from the store and cut her dress from that . She made her own patterns. You could tell her what you wanted or cut out picture that you saw in a magazine or catalog. I used to complain because she needed to fix it on me so much .and I would get so tired. It’s always been a mystery to me how my mother got so much done. She did everything it seemed to me..

— “The Way It Was,” Chapter Twelve: “THE STORE,” 1999


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