MAY 6 2020
“At thirty six I had eleven children, three had died in infancy. Then I was left a widow with eight children. I had my house but no income to live on. My three elder boys were grown, were working, and helping me all they could, but at the time wages were not very high and I had five others to work for and no way to earn anything but by sewing day and night never getting to bed until after twelve or one but I kept my children together and had a home for them. We were poor but were happy. I taught them to laugh and pray. I have always had so much faith in prayer. We had been without bread and have prayed for it and it had come and we lived through it and have been happy with each other and happy to know we had a home where we could all be together.”?
This week, we pay tribute to mothers.?
Katherine Perkes Harris was my great, great grandmother. And she really was great. Some day I’ll tell her incredible story. I’m writing a musical about her life. ?
Today’s cufflink is: POOR BUT HAPPY.