She worked seven miles away from home but didn't know how to drive so everyday she walked to work where she cleaned hotel rooms for a local hotel. When the job was done she walked seven miles back home and prepared dinner from scratch for her family.
From the left Nellie's oldest daughter Jackie, Nellie's son Derrel and her youngest daughter Patricia.
After her family finished there meal her day was still not complete. She jared food for future meals and if she had the fabric she would make clothes for her children to wear. My grandma remembers Nellie making all of the clothes they wore because they never had the money to buy them.