4 a wife, but I always enjoyed going with the girls. I went with a lot of them. I did not go long with anyone but always had several on the string. The Old Man got scared, for he didn't think much of some of them I went with. He tried to get me to let them alone, telling me I would got into trouble, but I had a head of my own and kept right on going with them and having a good time. He kept after me and complained frequently and finally told me if I got into trouble not to bother him about it. This made me mad and I told him I would go with who I pleased and when I went to jail I would willingly stay there rather than call on him for help.
“My stepmother had brought four children into the family. The doctor told her not to have any more as it would be dangerous. Her health was bad, and work was not so plentiful. She had her life insured for $500 and was going to lose it; she wanted to hold onto it so she would be put away respectable. One day she talked with me and told me about her insurance, her health, what the doctor had told her, and she said she was that way again and she just felt like it was going to take her away from here. She asked me to take over the policy and keep up the insurance. I took it over for her and paid on it every week. I kept that life insurance policy up for my stepmother until her death which was during/ that childbirth. Her hospital and doctor bill run close to $100. After the bills were all paid there was better than $300