When my family moved to Arab in 1945, most everyone on Brindlee Mountain made a living either growing cotton or corn. A lot of men had left Brindlee Mountain and gone to Michigan to work on automobile assembly lines.

Some carried their families with them and others came home two-three times a year.

Many people looked for various ways to make a living. A few bought and sold property, some made a living buying and selling cattle, some had small clothing stores, grocery stores, etc., but quite a few lived in a rented house and rented the land to grow crops of either cotton or corn. They were “share croppers.”

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