Tag Archive | women in the 1920s

“Wisdom Wednesday: It is what it is, it aint what it aint

As I dig into my family history I’ve run into things that have made me uncomfortable. I have at least six direct ancestors that fought for the Confederacy.¬† As my niece exclaimed when I told her of this fact: “But that is the wrong side!” And there is more: the Jim Crow south, attitudes toward […]

North Carolina in the 1920’s

Life in the 1920 is not life in the 2010’s.¬† I went searching for information in the 1920’s, specifically about North Carolina, to try and gather some perspective about the life of Jennie Elizabeth Payne and how her life was different than mine. I know that prohibition began in the 1920’s and women were given […]

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