Black Gold, Volume 3, Number 1, 1976 Page: 31
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LI FE 'S BED OF ROSES
By Pauline Tatum
BR I NGS PLEASURE, PAI N
Mrs. Sallie B. Calloway was born in the Community of Gary
Tap (a samll community off highway 59, south of the town of Car-
thage, Tx.) She is a church-going person, and she has also be-
come a missionary with many experiences in life. She Joined the
Shady Grove B. C. at an early age. " I grew up in the church,
and I'm still working in the church now," she replied.
Her husband to her is the most wonderful person in her life.
They were married during the " Depression Time" in the year of
1934. " It haven't been easy; it's been kind of like a bed of
roses. And you know roses are beautiful, and you have to be
careful how you pluck them because the briars are on the roses.
I have worked hard to get where I am now, in the cold and also
in the rain, with my job miles away from where I lived."
She is the mother of twelve children" eleven of these twelv:
are now living. " I really didn't want but two children, but God
said ten more and I accepted them. All of my children have re-
ceived a good education. We had eight to -o at one time. They
got the chance to graduate from high school. Mly closest child
is living in Galveston now. I didn't get the chance to attend a
nine month school like you all are now. It was always two to
three nonths of schooling for an education for me. Sometimes six
months, but I Just kept on trying. And every course I could take
up I would do that. In the year of April 13, 1973, I finished my
GETD course at Marshall, Tx. This was a wonderful experience to
me at my age this time, so now I'm wearing my class ring."
Sallie has really been through her personal depressions.
She added that her husband drew the blueprint of their ideal home
some twenty years before they had a home. " My husband bought an
old house. My children, husband and myself, along with the help
of other people, carried the lumber to where this house we are in
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