Superintendent Of County Welfare, Warren County, NC.
"I doubt if there is a race of people anywhere more willing to care for unfortunate children and babies than is the Negro."
"They will often take them at great sacrifice and hardship to themselves
and treat them as their own. As a rule, no questions are asked as to
the child's background and parentage. They seem to be more interested
in the age, sex, and color of the child than anything else. In Warren
County, the supply could generally meet the demand!"
"I was told that Warren County at one time had the highest percentage of
Negro population of any county in the state, nearly 70%. A goodly
portion of these were intelligent and cooperative. Practically all of
them were loyal friends to anyone whom they thought interested in their
welfare. When it comes to doing without things which we consider
necessities, they can take it without complaining. As a rule, Negroes
have a keen sense of humor that helps them over the rough places in
life. When grief and sadness come to them, they suffer intensely, but
it usually is short-lived."
"The generous and understanding cooperation, as well as the loyalty
shown me by my friends, both white and colored, can never be forgotten.
I shall always cherish this memory with a deep appreciation and with an
abiding faith in the citizenship of Warren, my beloved county."
"I shall always number some of the Negroes of Warren County among my best friends."
(Aunt a terrible driver. She could not learn how to back, so she finally
had the rear of the garage removed so she could pull straight through!
When she drove down Mosby Avenue in Littleton, she always stayed
precisely in the middle of the road, and everyone would pull over to the
side of the road in fear of their life! BT)