1983: Family attending the Sellars Manufacturing Company picnic. From Folder P-4007/C.9, B. Everett Jordan Project, SOHP Collection #4007, Southern Historical Collection.

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[Aunt Roxie and Uncle Harvey] lived down near Goldsboro, so we might go down and visit them. She would always have some of the nicest lunches. On the farm where we were, we mostly ate dried stuff or packaged goods that were not perishable, and we didn’t eat a lot of canned things. We did the home canning, preserved things, home canned beans and peas, and Aunt Roxie—they didn’t farm and she would open cans and I always remembered and—we didn’t have things like that. She had that angel food cake that she bought have things like that. She had that angel food cake that she bought and she would put fruit cocktail with it. And we thought this was heavenly, it was just out of this world to go to Aunt Roxie’s house, and she would put things on the table we were not used to . . . We thought that was fantastic to go to town and visit somebody. People that lived in town—they were a notch above those of us country bumpkins. [Laughter] That was our thoughts back then.

Interview with Ethelene McCabe Allen by Barbara C. Allen, 21 May 2006 C-0314, in the Southern Oral History Program Collection #4007, Southern Historical Collection.