The Coal Mining Daughter



I would have been proud to shake Ida Mae Stull's hand--except that she might have crushed mine!

Original article here.
     Posted By: Paul - Thu Mar 07, 2013
     Category: Feminism | Law | 1930s | Women | Mining

Must've owed the company store more than her man could bring.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/07/13 at 10:47 AM
5 or 16 tons?
Posted by BMN on 03/07/13 at 10:58 AM
History repeats itself. Only now the gubmint doesn't want anyone to mine coal.
Posted by KDP on 03/07/13 at 12:49 PM
Shouldn't women be relegated to birthing babies, cooking meals/housework, and pleasing their man ??? :gulp: :ohh:
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 03/07/13 at 06:16 PM
@BD Puleeez man!
1935, she was a progressive lady for her time.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 03/07/13 at 07:42 PM
Hmm. The newspaper says she was "buxom" (what does that have to do with mining coal?)and despite mining coal all day, she still had to keep house for a 65 year old man.

Thank God times have changed!
Posted by girlgeniusNYC on 03/07/13 at 09:50 PM
girlgenius: I think in those days buxom meant plump or sturdy. If you did that kind of work, you had to be sturdy.

She was like my mom -- helping run a grocery store at 4 with her sisters and driving a lumber truck at 15. When you grow up around women like that, you count on the women around you to be tough.

Good on Ida Mae!
Posted by Harvey on 03/07/13 at 11:57 PM
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