Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Grandma's Story #1 - Page 3

Grandma Dovie Walker
Will you help me transcribe my Grandma's old stories?

About a year ago I discovered some old handwritten stories my Grandmother Walker wrote back sometime before the Great Depression. It was a real treasure find for me, especially since I had never gotten the chance to meet her - she passed away just a few years after my father was born. You can read the complete story here: Grandma's Story #1.

Now I've taken up the task of transcribing these old stories and I need your help. My Grandmother wasn't very well educated, and the old southern language she used can be a bit challenging to interpret sometimes. It's always better to have more than one set of eyes when tackling something like this, so I thought it would be a fun project to do together.

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Let's get started!

Earlier pages...

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Story #1 - Page 3 (click to make larger)


her slave Father loved her better then he did me. I had to do as she said are my Father would whip me with any thang lots of times my back would be brused where he had beet me with his boot.

Mother surley dident love me as she should are she would never have stud for that when the other wasent her child.

Lots of times we would go berrie picking and Irean would set down in the middle of the field and


made me her slave. I felt like Father loved her better than he did me. I had to do as she said or father would whip me with anything he could find. Many times my back would be bruised where he had beat me with his boot. Mother surely didn't love me, otherwise she wouldn't have stood for it, especially since Irean wasn't her child. 

There were lots of times when we would go berry picking and Irean would sit down in the middle of the field and


This page was fairly straight forward. Mostly just punctuation, spelling, and grammar errors.

I don't know if its just me, but I'm getting the feeling that her father and her step-sister are not very good people.

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Michael A. Walker
Defying Procrastination

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