Books [Fish, Hominy and Cotton]
The dwelling does not satisfy July. He added a porch a few years ago and now he is planning to build two rooms on the rear of the house. He has part of the lumber but may have to wait long months before he can buy the rest.
The house in not nearly large enough for five persons. He and Mary sleep downstairs and Bluesteel, the youngest daughter, and a granddaughter named Susan sleep in the garret rooms. The kitchen, a little box - like affair that clings to the back of the dwelling, looks as though it might topple over in the next gust of wind. The family sit, eat and bathe in one of the rooms on the main floor. Here is located the only fireplace in the house. There is no way of heating the garret.
The furnishings are simple - four straight back chairs, two rockers with arms and rockers gone, two rickety tables, two iron bedsteads and a cot, a handmade cupboard, a second hand stove that often refuses to work, and a large foot tub. Each child has a blanket and a quilt apiece; July and Mary, two old