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Who is Mazie?

Mazie Sumner Whitt was my paternal grandmother. She was born in 1904. She married my Grandpa, Dewey Whitt, and had nine children. Grandma Whitt was very thrifty and made Grandpa drive all over town to get the best buys. Her kitchen was her domain and you did not go scrounging through her cabinets or fridge according to my cousin, Susan. If you needed anything, she would get it for you. A wise rule, I would say, if you have nine children! I can remember her catching rain water in barrels from the roof of her house to water her plants, hanging clothes on the line, and saving anything that could be reused. She was "green" before her time and a woman who definitely adhered to the motto of "Use it up. Wear it out. Make it do, or do without." Her sense of frugality, her commitment to her family, along with her faith in God made Mazie Sumner Whitt a woman to look up to. It is in memory of her that Mazie Summers Soap is named.(The first picture is Mazie when when she was a young girl. The second picture is Grandma, holding me while Grandpa looks on.)