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Before electric heaters, country farms were heated by wood stoves. Brinkman writes about a day in his childhood when his family's wood stove blew up. Describing a forgetful hired hand named Red, Brinkman tells how a few forgotten rifle bullets ended up in the wood stove. This caused the explosion.
Peggy Norwood describes her life growing up on her family’s tobacco farm in Granville County, North Carolina during the post-World War Two years. She discusses daily farm activities and chores involved in growing tobacco. She also tells a story about a crow named Blackie, and its role in worming tobacco, collecting farm objects, and serving as a family pet.
This is a nostalgic essay about old Eastern North Carolina barns and how these structures represent the original rural culture in the South. Anecdotes and photographs depict the function and value of barns in historic rural life.