Another memory of my father, is watching him re-sole and mend out shoes. With four active children in the family, someone's shoes always needed repairing.
My mother cut the hair of my father and brothers all the while we lived in Mt. Pleasant, and for a number of years after we moved to Chattanooga. I wore my hair in long curls until me senior year in high school, when “bobbed” hair became fashionable and Mother cut off my curls, shedding many tears in the process.
My childhood memories are very happy ones. Our family was affectionate. We were taught to be courteous and mannerly. Always respectful to our parents and anyone older than ourselves. Our talents were encouraged; we were urged to read and appreciate good literature.
-- Charlotte A. Raymo, 1976