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Linda Edmonds Turner, Class of 1970
|Linda Edmonds Turner in the 1968 Bugle.||Linda Edmonds Turner in the 1970 Bugle.|
We didn't go into the stores that much. We'd go downtown occasionally, but as little girls we never went inside the country store because my father felt that a lot of the white men who were at the store would make nasty remarks. And they did, particularly as a girl got older, so we didn't go to stores other than when we would go with my grandfather on my mother's side of the family. He had a credit program in this store. He was a sharecropper, and he would take the four of us in there, and he would tell us, "You can have anything you want." My eyes would get as big as plates, and I would get a big soda that was my own because we would usually get one and divide it between the four of us, and a bag of chips. I thought that my grandfather was rich. I thought he owned that store.
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