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Estelle Coppedge Wilkins fondly remembers her childhood in Nash County, where she grew up on a farm with her grandmother Sarah Coppedge. They raised most of their own food, both crops and meats. She includes some details about her childhood, including Sunday school and her grandmother's tea cakes. Mrs. Wilkins also talks about Cedar Rock, the two-room school she attended until fifth grade, then speaks briefly about other schools she attended, including Crossroads school and Cedar Street school in Louisburg. She spent a large portion of her adult life taking care of people. Mrs. Wilkins has one surviving daughter; one of her children was stillborn, one died at five months of pneumonia, and another died in an accident when he was twenty-one. Her husband died in his fifties, and she quit her job with social services to help take care of her parents before they died.

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