In "The Way It Was", 2-Minnie Anna (Sister) Dodd Garris 1874-1957, 3-Evelyn Floy Garris 1910-1997, 3-Jessie (J'Mae or Ditta) Garris 1914-2011, 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, Bee Stories, FAMILY: BEE & BOB TOGETHER, FAMILY: BROTHER & SISTERS (BEE), FAMILY: MATERNAL LINE (BEE), POSTS BY LOCATION, Round O, S.C., STORIES on July 22, 2015 at 6:21 am

I could pretty well pick up any chicken on the yard because I had this way of waving my arms that utterly confused the chickens to the point  I could pick them up. When we had chicken to eat, Mamma or Floy  would chop their heads off,  but J’Mae and I had plenty of practice in the cleaning of  them. that consisted of scalding in boiling water so that the feathers would come off, removing the feathers, singeing for down fuzz, giving them a bath with soap and then cutting them up.  The feathers and down were saved for pillows and bedding.  Everyone wanted a soft feather bed.

— “The Way It Was,” Chapter 3: “My Elementary Schooling,” 1999


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