Thursday, December 1, 2011
The Puckett Cabin
This cabin gets its name from being the home of "Aunt" Orelena Puckett during the latter years of her life. Born about 1837, she married at 16, and bore 24 children, none of whom lived beyond infancy. Sometime after age 50, she became a midwife and assisted with the birth of more than 1000 babies over the next half century. The last was born in 1939, the same year in which "Aunt" Orelena died at age 102.
Do you think the pain of losing all of her own children was softened by delivering healthy babies and watching them grow into adulthood, to become parents and grandparents?