Annie Pitt Felton Humphries (called “Annie-Pitt” by family and friends) was born in 1902 near Mildred in Edgecombe County and died just a few days after this interview was recorded. She lived most of her life in Tarboro, and taught school in Speed and in Tarboro City Schools. She and her six siblings walked to a one-room schoolhouse. She graduated from Tarboro High School in 1920, then went to East Carolina Teachers’ College in Greenville. She and the other teachers lived as boarders with local families Sunday night through Friday afternoon, when her father would come pick her up and take her home for the weekend. She remembers her family having fun with picnics, parties, and taffy pulls, and cutting up watermelons whenever anyone came over. They also enjoyed going to the circus when it came to town. Annie-Pitt married Edwin Cobb Humphries in 1948 and moved with him to Connecticut, but came back to North Carolina (to Raleigh) in 1973 after he died. Among the friends she mentions whom she sees now are Pininah Fountain, Maurice Conyers, and Archie Burnette. She remembers two stores her family did business with in the old days, Mr. Nicholson’s Edgecombe Drug Company (he was the pharmacist) and Marrow-Pitt Hardware Store.





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