Above: A letter my ancestor wrote to her husband before Sherman marched through North Carolina
The job of dispersing the clutter in my mom’s former home, which was strangely personal to people who lived 100 and more years ago, is done, in my opinion, as of this letter below from the University. I know my mom will be proud. I’ll tell her that the letter really should have said that the recognition for the contribution goes to her, and I mean that.
I hope my kids will feel less like I gave something of theirs away and more like I saved it in the best way I knew how. Pretty sure they are coming around to it.
Agriculture in the Archive
- Bill in Connecticut for the USDA in the 1960’s
- RETIREMENT BANQUET, RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, JANUARY 1977. PHOTO OF RUBY AND BILL HINSON. PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN.
- GENTLEMEN AT THE NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IN WIDE TIES, featuring the IBM 407, AMERICAN SOUTH, April 1975
- Tobacco Farmer Standing and Smoking in a Field next to a Barn