Tobacco Bag Stringing
Mrs. B.F. Stayley [Staley]

STAYLEY [Staley], MRS. B.F., married and has 14 children but all of them are away from home. Her age is 65; her husband's age is 69. Reside at Reddis [sic] River, N.C.

INCOME: Husband makes all his money by farming and by lending money. They have one son who is a school teacher and who stays with them when school is out, but he only pays board.

HOME CONDITIONS: They raise practically all their needs and only have to buy things occasionally. Wife just borrowed $1400.00 on her home. They own 200 acres of land and the house has 8 rooms. They also have 2 steer, 2 cows and a calf, 35 chickens and 450 chicks. They own a new car. She just strings bags for a past time and makes $10.00 a month and it doesn't bother her at all to string.

[Source: "Tobacco Bag Stringing Operations in North Carolina and Virginia." Richmond, Va.: 1939. North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.]