"My uncles were working in cotton fields at eleven. My wife's grandma worked in a sawmill with other men (this was in Kentucky). I once told a black guy in Ohio about my uncles.. He couldn't believe it, he thought only blacks had picked cotton. Guess he was misinformed."
I reckon so, Cump. During my formative years I chopped and picked coton on my Uncle Cash's farm. I didn't get paid, except a bed and really good cooking from my Aunt Agnes. Stan