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Letter: A beautiful memory of the Price House

Posted: February 22, 2018 3:31 p.m.
Updated: February 23, 2018 1:00 a.m.

We were children. My sisters and I walked from Mulberry Plantation to Jackson School in Camden. The Price House was then in the same location it is now on Broad Street. The children walked country miles to school in the cold and sometimes rain.

My parents bought out shoes from Mr. Wilson and J. Paul Ross Shoe Stores. When it rained, about the time we got to the Price House, the soles and the entire shoes were hanging off our feet. I can remember the smell from the old newspapers she had folded up and stored away and the pot belly heater we warmed by. She would greet us at the door and ask, “Are you cold? Come in and warm your hands and feet.”

Then she would say, “Is there anything else you need?”

Sometimes, with our little allowance, we had enough to buy candy such as BB Bats, Mary Jane, Kits, Sugar Daddy, and Wax Teeth.

It is a blessing to have met such a kind person as Ms. Florence Price.


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