Working for the US Sugar Co-Operation

Born in 1947, started working when I was 15 years old. Most important thing I experienced coming up is due to workforce-the sugar cane. I got older, getting a job with us sugar-I worked for 35 years. It was hard, very hard work but you had to make a living somehow. I also picked spring beans but the harvesters took the work away. I grew up in lake harbor and they bussed us to school. Quiet waters used to be lake shore high school and we were bussed from the camps in lake harbor. I had 4 kids, they went to glades central, to make ends meet we did any work we could.

About This Story

  • Project: We Are Here
  • Date submitted: 2018-10-14 00:00:00
  • Emotional tone: Strongly positive
  • Who should know about this? Everyone

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Belle Glade
  • Age: Over 61
  • Gender: Male

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

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  • In your story, why did people act the way they did? They did the best they could in the situation
  • My story relates to: Dreams for the future
  • Why did things happen in the story I told? The way people were brought up
  • The lesson in your story is: Things should change
  • In my story, problems are solved by: --
  • My story teaches us to: Always look ahead to the future
  • My story teaches us that: The community has total control
  • My story teaches us that: The community is resilient
  • My story teaches us that: The community is volatile

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