Manuscripts/Mixed Material [He Never Wanted Land Till Now]
Mose has never owned an automobile and he says he is too old to aspire to ownership of one now. But Roscoe, that oldest grandson of his, is “jes plum sot on 'em,” he says.
Effen somebody cum along and offer him a ottermobile I reckon he'd hire out to 'em for his keep for the rest of his life,” said Mose with a shake of his head.
Mose carries small industrial life policies on his four grandchildren, at a cost of five cents a week. “I don't want de county to have to bury 'em if dey dies,” he says; “about de biggest thing poor cullud folks get out of dis life is a funeral at de end of it, and when de county has to foot de funeral bill it ain't much of a funeral I'm a tellin' you.”
Mose Sutton is seventy years old; his wife sixty-five. And they don't own a foot of land. All their wordly