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The Midwives’ Go & Show Bag

The most treasured and most essential cargo--a black leather satchel containing the tools of Granny’s trade--bounced in bed of the wagon. The bag contained all things cleaned and freshly-boiled to the point of sterilization: Sharon Holly, University of Alabama,...

Granny Midwives Part 1

Granny Midwives Part 1

It was Christmas Eve December 24, 1932, in a Shelby County coal mining town called Calera, Alabama.  Like a streak of black light Granny flies back into town like a bat out of hell. Only her very silent daughter, assistant Sally Eiland Miller known as Big Mama,...