Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Saddler's Point--Ortega]
April 10, 1939.
Mrs. J. [R?]. (Violet T.) [Snead?]
562 [Orgam?] Street,
Rose Shepherd, Writer.
SADDLER's POINT - ORTEGA.
Mrs. Snead, with her husband, two sons, and a daughter, settled in the Lackawanna section of Jacksonville when the Atlantic Coast Line Railway shops were established in that locality where the men of the family secured work. Mr. Snead has retired, but the two sons are still employed in the shops, living on nearby Edison Avenue with their families in homes of their own, while the daughter, also married, lived two doors away at 570 [Orgam?] Street. There are no sidewalks, so that it was necessary to walk down the shell paved street from Edison Avenue to the number 562.
Mrs. Snead is a well preserved woman of 70, and answered the knock at the door, the bell being out of order. She is rather stout, with blue eyes and reddish brown hair, and was dressed in a wine-colored print dress. She invited me in and glanced with pride around the living room of the small green bungalow home where touches of her handwork were in evidence in the crocheted lace on the edges of the curtains at the windows and the numerous cushions on the couch in the corner and the easy chairs.
A large pasteboard card by the outer door bore the penciled notice - “Fresh Eggs, 25 cents.”
“Yes, we keep a few chickens,” Mrs. Snead said. “My husband is bothered quite a bit with asthma, and it is good for me to be out in the open as much as possible. The big yard with the flowers