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Charles Marshburn: Was in grade school before 'germs' invented

Charles Marshburn writes:
Fortunately for me, I was in grade school before germs were "invented'. Never was sick and never missed school. I would like to add a memory to this blurb.

When we were harvesting the tobacco in eastern North Carolina, all field hands (Yep! We were red and yellow, black and white!) shared the same dipper out of the same well bucket and never had a problem with that.

Somebody else might have caught something from me, but I didn't catch anything from them. That cool well water was mighty good and we didn't put any chlorine in it. - Charles Marshburn
See related: Kentucky Color: Drinking water protocols, Breeding Grade School, by Billy Joe Fudge.

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