Saturday, February 16, 2013

Clothes from Guano Sacks

“Our clothes? We made all of them. We’d make them out of blue jeans, every kind of material they had. You could buy cloth by the yard. Mostly we’d make clothes out of guano sacks. Sheets out of flour sacks or guano sacks. They wore pretty good. We paid $1.98 for shoes. We bought our shoes. If shoes wore out on the bottom, we half soled ‘em. Sometimes we’d take the shoes to a place to put new soles on them for about a quarter. I wore pieces of cardboard in my shoes for a long time.” -- Carl Bishop

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