Studying on Scholarship
"Well, my daddy helped the math teacher in high school, because he did not know math. He was a smart man but didn't know math. And he'd tell my brother, 'take this home and get your daddy to work it and bring it back in the morning,' so my daddy could work it! [Laughter]. And he'd take it back in the morning. Then he gave all of us scholarships, because he got to be the field manager for the college. So…
Elon was a fun place, and Elon bragged to the fact that they have more successful students per capita than any other school in the United States. That's pretty good. But now it has gotten to be an exclusive school. But everybody worked when I went. Everybody was poor, because it was poor times....
We played silly games like 'Red Rover, Red Rover, Send Buster Brown Over.'
We didn’t have much to do.
[I majored in] Home Economics.... At the time when I was young, there was only three professions for a woman: teacher, secretary, and nurse. Take your choice."