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Quiet Walks and Sound Advice From Mamaw

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors

Tags: grandparents, homesteading advice, wisdom,

Hanging LaundryThis story is from Deborah Michel, submitted as part of our Wisdom From Our Elders collection of self-sufficient tales from yesteryear.

My “Mamaw” was born in 1903 and I was born in 1960. As a child and teenager, I spent a lot of time with her and would listen to her stories about how she grew up, but I also observed the way she still lived her life in later years. To mention a few:

The list goes on and on, but, most of all, I remember the quiet walks we would have while we talked and talked … about such things.

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