Up Beat Down South I Don't Want Nothin' 'Bout My lifeWrote Out, Because I Had It Too Rough in Life Dorsey Dixon's Autobiographical Writings BY PATRICK HUBER & KATHLEEN DROWNE Dorsey Dixon, a forty-year-old weaver then employed at the Entwisde Mill in East Rockingham, North Carolina, was tending his looms one rainy morning in the winter of 1938 when he heard die news of a deadly automobile accident on nearby U.S. Highway 1 . After his shift, Dixon and anodier worker went to view the crumpled Ford in which two local residents had been instandy killed. "So we put out around diere where they'd pulled die old wreck in," Dixon later recalled. "And diat car was completely demolished; it was tore up. And I was looking in on the floorboard and I seen bottles -- broken bottles -- and blood all mixed up mere. 'Course, they probably was Co'-Cola botdes. But it was glass, you know, all broken to pieces and mixed up with blood diere on the floorboard of diat old wrecked car. And die thought came across my mind diat many times cars had wrecked and killed people and diat whiskey was mixed up widi the
Southern Cultures – University of North Carolina Press
Published: Jan 4, 2000
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