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How to pay for college back in the day

By Phillip Coffey

My Grandfather and Grandmother, John Marshall and Allie Wood Lee Moss paid tuition for their children at Lindsey Wilson Junior College by unconventional methods during the Great Depression.

Grandpa Moss would supply locust posts and other items found on the farm; Grandma Moss would supply the school with large jars of canned food from her garden.


A letter from then Lindsey Wilson College President White requesting materials from them is linked to this story. My Mother Venie Coffey said President White would often Visit them during meal times.

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2024-06-08 - Adair County, KY - Photo from Phillip Coffey.
LWC Junior College President White's letter a keepsake in the Coffey family.

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