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By Mary O'Hara Flicka's friend: The autobiography of Mary O'Hara [Hardcover] Hardcover – 1981
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"At first I thought people all over the world washed clothes in teh back yard, cooked supper out of the garden, churned milk , and picked blackberries... I began to perceive that I was being prepared for my life's work. Black women like me have scrubbed a hundred billion miles of tiled corridors and washed an equal number of dishes. I wasn't going to do that". North Carolina int he 1930's. It was a paradise to a little black girl who chased lightning bugs in the evening, and watched Aunt Jo make purple dye from pokeberries in the hot afternoon.