“He would tell my sister and me “She’s talking salty.”

Note: Some language has been edited out of the transcript that has not been edited out of the audio. 

My great-grandmother envisioned herself as being a wealthy woman, although she was far from it. She had lived her entire life in poverty. And because she was unable to pay taxes on her farm during the Great Depression, she lost her farm and became homeless. In her later years she ended up in a nursing home. But despite her poverty, she imagined that she was a wealthy woman. And she would use one of her salty expressions. She would say, “I’m as rich as six feet up a bull’s a**.” Referring to the fact that animal manure is often used as fertilizer. And when my father would hear her say this he would laugh. And he would tell my sister and me, “She’s talking salty.”

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