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  1. My mother told me how she made brooms when her family lived in itinerant shacks and picked tobacco and cotton. This was back during the Depression and she would gather broom straw (that tall brown weed that grows all over the place) and tie it with whatever string they had. I remember going in the fields, as a child, with her to gather it and make decorative brooms to hang on the wall.

    Thanks for sharing the video, it was very interesting. And, by the way, I’m on the second reading of A Reluctant Melody. I really have enjoyed that book!