Even though I was yet to enter into this family until the year 1933, the stories I hear and heard from my mother, father and brothers tell of a pitiful story of survival.
HI TOM....THE GREAT DEPRESSION WAS A PERIOD I'LL NEVER FORGET. I WAS BROUGHT UP DURING THAT TIME AND ALL THROUGH THE 30'S WAS A CONSTANT STRUGGLE. AMONG OTHER THINGS WE LOST OUR HOUSE ON BERT AVE. AND I WASN'T ABLE TO GRADUATE IN ORDER TO LOOK FOR WAYS TO HELP OUT. MY FATHER WAS WORKING FOR ONLY A FOOD ORDER WHILE WORKING TO BUILD JUNIOR 2. THE ONLY GOOD THING THAT HAPPENED WAS PLAYING WITH THE SCHROTHS IN 1936. BUT LIKE YOUR FAMILY AND MANY OTHERS WE SURVIVED.