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“Arthur Jackson was born on a farm near Jonesville, S.C., in 1911, and grew up sharing a one-room log cabin with his parents and 5 brothers and sisters. His father worked him so hard as a child that he was glad when a rainy day came. “I went to a school when it rained, ” he says. “Outside of that I always had something to do on the farm….If I’d a-stayed at home I wouldn’t have known a thing, wouldn’t have been able to do anything but plow a mule. Nothing from nothing leaves nothing. I did a lot of work in vain–sixteen hours in June, July, August, working from sun to sun. If you plow a mule all day and into the night, you feel just as tired when you get up as when you lay down. Plow all night too, dreaming.”