Tobacco Bag Stringing
Mrs. P.M. Reid

REID, MRS. P. M., widow and has 4 children and one grandchild living with her. She is 52 years old. They live at Hunting Creek, Wilkes Co., N.C.

INCOME: She owns a store and makes enough from this to live on. They have a small garden but get most of their food from the store. Their rent is $100.00 a year. She owns a mill and 3 other farms. The rent from the mill is enough to pay her rent and the taxes on the three other places.

HOME CONDITIONS: The house has 4 rooms and is like the rest of the places in this section. They own a cow, 2 pigs and a few chickens. She has been stringing for about 4 years and makes between $10.00 and $20.00 a month. She doesn't have to do this work but likes to make a little cash to be used as spending money.

[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.]