The summer before I was to begin sixth grade Daddy decided to go back to school. (I wrote about this earlier.) We were headed to college! My younger sister, brother, and I began the school year in Augusta, since Daddy didn’t have to be in Newton for weeks and we had no place to live there yet. I loved school and I loved that school and my friends. We would have had to move in a month, anyway, since Daddy no longer worked for the Augusta Arsenal as a truck driver. He loaded the ’50 Ford he had bought from one of Mama’s brothers after a wreck, and I do a wreck, and drove 500 miles away to find us a house on or near the Clark Junior College campus.
Three days later he arrived back home with news he had found a place for us. After a night at home with us, Daddy bought a rusty looking trailer. As soon as he had it repaired and painted he built sides for it with wood slats. He loaded that trailer with furniture and took it to Newton. We had no idea about the place he had chosen, but our things were headed there. After several trips my parents took us to stay with my aunt Dot and Uncle Earl so Mama could help empty the little house we had called home and move more to Mississippi.
On the last trip that trailer arrived at my aunt’s house loaded, with my brother’s tricycle and my bicycle tied on one side. Our oilcloth table cloths covered the mattresses on top. We were on a tight budget that didn’t allow for buying canvas covers. Aunt Dot made the picnic food for the trip that would take us many miles from Augusta and Mama’s family and our little dog, Lady. We couldn’t take her with us this time. She had traveled on vacations, but she couldn’t go this time. I don’t remember why.
Maybe next time I’ll tell you about Mama and what a fine woman she was.
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