August 22, 2014

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The Problem of Poverty: What Can We Do?

The worst case of poverty that I ever saw was in Breathitt County where I was reared. A hard working farmer of weak intelligence married a woman of slightly higher intelligence but with a strong streak of laziness. They had five stair stepped children. Four of these children slept in the same bed. One never attended school. I have seen her walk barefoot on a frozen creek without flinching.