WPLN’s StoryCorps:Books Provide an Escape from Poverty

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Loney John and Loney Fred Hutchins

67-year-old Loney Fred Hutchins grew up dirt poor in the mountains of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. He was the middle child in a family of eight. Loney Fred talked with his son about what it was like to grow up in a family where neither of his parents could read or write.


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