"My mother raised chickens and sold eggs. It was my job, when I got big enough, to get up the eggs. Daddy got the merchants to save up the candy buckets, and so I’d get two big candy buckets full of eggs and we had to pack them. We had to clean them with vinegar and a rag and put them in crates. Thirty dozen to the case and then the mail carrier would pick them up and he would send them by parcel post. Also, when Mamma got ready to buy chickens, she ordered them and he would deliver the chickens in a little box."
Wilma Early, interviewed May 30, 2009