He then worked as a butcher in Henryville for two years. Sanders' mother was a devout Christian and strict parent, continuously warning her children of "the evils of alcohol, tobacco, gambling, and whistling on Sundays. His mother got work in a tomato cannery, and the young Harland was left to look after and cook for his siblings. In , Sanders' mother remarried to William Broaddus,  and the family moved to Greenwood, Indiana. In , he dropped out of seventh grade later stating that "algebra's what drove me off" , and went to live and work on a nearby farm. When he was 14, he moved to southern Indiana to work as a farmhand.