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shemp wrote: Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:16 pm That thing looks like a fucking disaster screaming to happen.
Might have worked as a ground-effect vehicle:

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If this one had been built, they would have torn it down by now.

The Mammy Memorial: 1923
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The instruction about closing the cover before striking reminded me of this

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Good old Bob 'n' Ray :)
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Babies need fresh air. :)
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:43 pm Babies need fresh air. :)
The epoch of leaded fuels. When the fumes didn't kill them, they made them stronger. :P
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:50 pm .
If this one had been built, they would have torn it down by now.

The Mammy Memorial: 1923
https://www.shorpy.com/node/25367

A white probation officer I knew in Georgia once told me one of the saddest times in his childhood was when his family's black maid/nanny stopped working for them because someone in her church told her black people shouldn't work for white people. He was a tough guy (always one of the first to jump in during court dust ups*), so the image of him calling her up crying and offering her his allowance if she'd just come back to visit made for a good story.


* In the old days, the juvenile court didn't have deputies so the probation officers had to act as security. Ha. Ha.
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shuize wrote: Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:33 pm
Abdul Alhazred wrote: Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:50 pm .
If this one had been built, they would have torn it down by now.

The Mammy Memorial: 1923
https://www.shorpy.com/node/25367

A white probation officer I knew in Georgia once told me one of the saddest times in his childhood was when his family's black maid/nanny stopped working for them because someone in her church told her black people shouldn't work for white people. He was a tough guy, but he said he called her up crying and offered her his weekly allowance if she'd just come back to visit.
I'm sure the feeling wasn't mutual.

When my mother was a little girl in the South in the 1930s, it was a very common complaint about "the help" that they tended to quit without notice and head north with their husbands. Note that white families you might think of as working class could afford to have a maid come in five days a week (at something like 3 dollars a week plus "toting privileges" from the kitchen).

No outside job but married to a man making five dollars a day making Fords was not a bad alternative (for example).

And yes, black women with children had husbands (mostly).

A foreign country.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:42 pm
shuize wrote: Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:33 pm
Abdul Alhazred wrote: Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:50 pm .
If this one had been built, they would have torn it down by now.

The Mammy Memorial: 1923
https://www.shorpy.com/node/25367

A white probation officer I knew in Georgia once told me one of the saddest times in his childhood was when his family's black maid/nanny stopped working for them because someone in her church told her black people shouldn't work for white people. He was a tough guy, but he said he called her up crying and offered her his weekly allowance if she'd just come back to visit.
I'm sure the feeling wasn't mutual.

When my mother was a little girl in the South in the 1930s, it was a very common complaint about "the help" that they tended to quit without notice and head north with their husbands. Note that white families you might think of as working class could afford to have a maid come in five days a week (at something like 3 dollars a week plus "toting privileges" from the kitchen).

No outside job but married to a man making five dollars a day making Fords was not a bad alternative (for example).

And yes, black women with children had husbands (mostly).

A foreign country.

Yeah, I remember hearing they had a maid and thinking his dad didn't seem so wealthy by the time I met him. Although he's the old WWII waist gunner I mentioned in an earlier post who just turned 100 (until recently still charming the neighbor women) so he's certainly raked in his share of social security. Ha. Ha.

I'm sure his nanny had a different view of her situation than my friend. However, to hear him tell it, when he called her crying, offering his allowance, etc., she was crying, too.

I'll have to ask him about it again the next time I talk to him.
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One of my favorite stories comes from Roscoe Lee Browne. He was an accomplished stage actor at the time, and a man asked him how he learned to "talk so white."

He replied that when he was a child his family had a white maid.

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