Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Robert and Rosa Lee Scott]
“I pray hard all of the time, and believe that he [?] my prayers. I [am?] a member of the Baptist Church, I joined [because?] the spirit led me there. That little church you see standing over [yonder?], I am the pastor of it. I have [about?] ten members when they all are present. God called me to reach way back in [1923?].
“ I [believe?] that [every?] man should be govern by his own [mind?]. When I was young I worked on the farm [and sometime hired myself?] out doing odd jobs. I remembered once working [for?] a man all the week, digging [ditches?], we knocked off [a turday at?] twelve oclock. He had hired us at One dollar and seventy five cents [a day?]. He took our [names and said that?] he had to go to the [bank?] in town to get our [money?], we set along [side?] of the road [and?] waited, [and?] waited; but no man [came?] back, finally a white man came along and asked us what we boys we waiting for. We [explained?] to him why we were [waiting?], he said, “that he saw that man in Plant City, fixing his car at [a?] filling station. There we was, we had promised [cap?] at the store that we would pay him for [his rations?], [and?] we were left in [the?] ditch. This has happen to me more than once, folks, [promise?] to pay you and leave you with out [any?] grits.”
“When the [boom?] was on I [made?] from [Three?] to [Four?] dollars a day. Now I [make?] nothin' but [what little food?] I can raise and sell off my [place?], we [can?] hardly sell our vegetables in [Lakeland?], there is so many doing the same thing. I received some assistance [from?] the [old?] age [Assistance?], fifteen dollars a month, which I stretch as far [as I?] can. Through the help of the good Lord I [manage?] to live [some?] how. I manage to keep my little [farm here?], if the [freeze comes?] I will [be?] ruined, I [am?] expecting to [have?] a good strawberry [crop?].