While perusing old newspaper articles, I found two that are about in-laws of my Fayette County, Pa., branch. Both stories are centered on elderly women and their takes on life.
I love when people talk about the past as they personally experienced it.
A 1953 article from The Daily Courier talks about Sarah Roberts Jackson, the mother-in-law of Cassius Martin. At the time of her interview she was 98 years old and able to discuss life after the Civil War. She also spoke about her mother, who had been a cook for Pres. Woodrow Wilson’s parents. (see article below)
Sarah’s words of wisdom: “…So many people pray as though they’re dictating a letter. They don’t know how to pray. You don’t dictate to God.”
“The love of money is the root of all evil. It has ruined England, brought on trouble, despair, and death in other parts of the world. Until people change there won’t be a minute’s peace in this troubled world.”
A 1971 article from the Morning Herald – Evening Standard is about Carrie Warmack, age 100. The mother of 13 children, she was William Henry Martin’s sister-in-law. She mentioned what her childhood was like in a diverse coal mining town. (see article below)
Carrie’s words of wisdom about juvenile delinquency: “The parents are responsible for all our troubles. Mostly because they are never home.”