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Lint Head

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18. I was born in Anderson S.C.. The two my Dad and his friends worked were Orr Mill and Gluck Mill .
Fri May 11, 2012, 02:53 AM
May 2012

My Father was a Weave Room Manager eventually becoming a mill manager. He played on the infamous mill baseball teams that produced some great professional players. He also played minor league and was going into the majors when WWII happened and they had to tool up the mill for parachutes and informs for the military. It was interesting times. Child working slavery was ended partially because of the child labor laws passed by the federal government to end it in the cotton mills. There were big money folks behind the textile business and they sucked all the money and health out of ever human being that worked their. The mill worker had a job as long as he cowed to or should I say paid homage to the Lowenstiens and Orr family. Good thing was the mill provided affordable housing for their workers and eventually let them buy the homes they had been leasing for a great price. There was a company store where you spent tokens that were only good at the mill store. So it wasn't all bad. There was a dance hall and stage above the mill store where basketball would be played and shows put on for the community. My first rock band played there in the 60's. I have fond memories of those days. I miss both of my parents who lived and breathed that whole experience.

There was a movie named Willard Andy823 May 2012 #1
I remember that malaise May 2012 #3
My first thougt too HarveyDarkey May 2012 #9
Michael Jackson sang the theme song if I remember correctly rufus dog May 2012 #12
I believe you're thinking of "Ben," which was the sequel. Buns_of_Fire May 2012 #20
The Ratpublicans must have something to do with it. Lint Head May 2012 #2
beat me to it lol RedRocco May 2012 #6
You have it right. It used to be a bigoted put down. I wear it as a Lint Head May 2012 #8
Another one... pinboy3niner May 2012 #11
You are probally just up the road then RedRocco May 2012 #17
I was born in Anderson S.C.. The two my Dad and his friends worked were Orr Mill and Gluck Mill . Lint Head May 2012 #18
'Company store' makes me think of Tennessee Ernie Ford... pinboy3niner May 2012 #19
Yeah. Working in a coal mine and textile mill have some of the same hazards. Lint Head May 2012 #21
Wouldn't you? HopeHoops May 2012 #4
Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald Lawlbringer May 2012 #5
You see, there once was a feller named Willard MacBane... sudopod May 2012 #7
This years GOP: Willard, Herman, Newton running in Reince's Party. Swamp Lover May 2012 #10
The name "Willard" is associated with a rat. Zoeisright May 2012 #13
I think anyone who's named Willard runs from the name jmowreader May 2012 #14
Rats make good pets. stevedeshazer May 2012 #15
Too close to Millard. bluesbassman May 2012 #16
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