Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Marie Haggerty--Worcester #4]
Pa always felt better the next day, after his fishin' day. It give him time to rest up, and get the air at the same time.
“Its funny ‘bout children, ain't it? I was thinkin' about Kitty, my married daughter. You know Kitty had the best of all my children, and she was sweet girl. Course I didn't like her marrying a Jew, but Aaron is a fine man, and I've nothing against him, but the first two years she was married, I didn't see nothin' of her, to speak of, but since the second baby came, she comes here a lot, or some of us is always down there. I was thinking this morning, to myself, - ‘I wonder if its because she wants me to help her mind the children, - and if it is, well, - I dunno.’ Well, mebbe you're right; mebbe she didn't think I'd
“Now, I don't think you'd call them superstitions in my day, for everybody did about the same thing, and I'm sure nobody thought they were any different. Well, let's see; I well remember when I was about 13 or 14, what I heard my uncle say to my aunt. You know them days you'd have, mebbe sausages, ham, salt pork, or stew-beef for you heavy meal during the week, but Sundays we always had chichen; not so much roast chicken, but boiled or fried in different ways. Well, as far back as I could think, near to that time, we'd been having chicken during the week, and while I wondered, just a little, I satisfied myself with the thought, ‘mebbe they expected company, but they didn't come’. Well, one night I was laying on the lounge, and I suppose they thought I was asleep, or mebbe they didn't think I was about. My aunt