"I remember getting our flour in those flour sacks. We'd have about 25, I forget the amount, but anyway, it was a big sack of flour. And they would always put them in that print material, you know. And we'd want to get the certain kind of flour sack, whatever it was, because we were making those things into tea towels. And even, I could make my little girl dresses out of those things, or little bonnets, or something like that. 'Cause, Lord, 'cause we didn't have no money to spend or nothing."

Mildred Opitz on Flour Sacks to Tea Towels

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Other Excerpts from Mildred Opitz's Interview:

Poisoning Grasshoppers
Spilled Cream
1930s Balance Sheet
Another Depression?
The Worst Dust Storm
Giving Birth at Home
Keeping a Garden
Kids Growing Up Today
Erecting Poles for the REA
Getting Lights and a Fridge
Indoor Plumbing
Simple Pleasures
Dating & Necking
Watermelon Time
Prohitition & Alcohol
The Dirty Thirties