Sit a Spell

In an earlier time in the history of the south, “Ya’ll come and sit-a-spell was the call for work stoppage. In the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, bone tired sharecroppers dropped cotton sacks, hoes, tobacco planters, vegetable baskets, and sometimes their bodies in the rich eastern North Carolina soil at the sound of those words. Others made it to the end of long rows and sat under shade trees or tobacco shelters. While water, Pepsi Colas, salted peanuts, nabs, honey buns, and other goodies were being passed around, weary workers sang and slapped the hambones.

lectern, microphone, comfortable, wide-bodied chair
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