Icy Norman:
We had all of our sweet potatoes and cabbage and turnips and Irish potatoes and stuff like that holed away, you know. Then mama, she'd always can all of our beans and made her jelly and canned all of her fruit. Why, you didn't know what it was to go to the store and buy something because they didn't have it. All you could find in the store would be this green coffee, and even then you had to parch it. You could buy sugar and salt. We had our hogs. We had our chickens. We raised everything we eat, you know. They take the wheat and have it ground up in flour. We'd take our corn and have it ground up for corn bread. We had plenty of milk and butter. So what more do you need? You had everything.

- Icy Norman, Burlington, NC

Interview with Icy Norman by Mary Murphy, April 6 and 30, 1979, Interview H-0036, in the Southern Oral History Program Collection #4007, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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