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My Alabama Shaw Family on My Father’s Side From 1861-2014

Granddaddy Adam was a good business man

Posted Oct 10, 2016

Annie Shaw-Barnes, Ph.D.
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Hi everyone,

I loved my grandfather with passion because he loved me, had genuine manhood, and believed in working hard, because that was what a man was and is supposed to do. As a hard-working man, he was a business man, too.

As you have read, during Granddaddy’s liquor drinking binges, he was also a farmer. Though he owned 71 acres of land in Evergreen, Alabama, he rented a two-mule farm [forty acres per mule] twenty-six-years in Cohassett for $l00 or two bales of cotton, yearly, from a Mr. Wilson. After all the Shaw children reached the age they could hoe and pick cotton, Granddaddy’s farm industry was established. Together, my family picked twenty to twenty-five bales of cotton and raised seven or eight tons of peanuts each year.

If you are urban, I want to say that both are large harvests.

Hey Girls, if a man does not work hard on a job and earn enough money to take care of you and his children, on a good level, and you are carrying the greater work load and earning more money than he is, You are a cheated girl or woman living on Lazy Man Street. He needs to be on Working Man Street! Come up with the right solution that does not include cross-words and arguments because they are below a good woman’s level. Yeah! I am serious. Think too much of yourself to argue with the lazy bastard or the finest man there is.

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