Thoreau's Journal: 08-Jun-1857

Mother was saying to-day that she bought no new clothes for John until he went away into a store, but made them of his father’s old clothes, which made me say that country boys could get enough cloth for their clothes by robbing scarecrows. So little it need cost to live.

1 comment:

BethW. said...

My mother grew up near Newton, Mississippi on a farm. Her mother sewed underwear for the children from "Jones's Best" flour sacks. Funnily enough, my dad's name was Wallace T. Jones.