Manuscripts/Mixed Material [C. M. Deal Jr.]
I pay fifteen dollars house rent, besides lights and water bill. This house don't belong to the mill. Everything is so filled up I can't get a house in town. I own my own car; my house is furnished throughout. I owe the furniture man fifty dollars, the hospital a hundred. We're living within our income and paying our debts. Groceries are high, clothes and other things about the same as other places. I'm worried about the three lots next to me. I want to buy them and build me a home. I can't do it 'till I get out of debt. I've got all I can carry now, with only a few extra dollars for medicine and recreation- I feel that is a necessity. After working eight hours a day you have to have an outlet. If we have no money to [spend?] for a show or ball game, we take a long drive in the country.
“I carry insurance on myself, enough to take care of my little family, should anything happen. We go to church and pay our dues. I also pay to the Salvation Army, they done lots for our men in the war. I take the daily papers, read them to