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Wednesday, October 09, 2013


This was the year I was born. My mom and dad were completely enveloped in the depths of the Great Depression. My father lost his "Gills Express" business which he purchased in 1928 and was just getting ahead with his pickups and deliveries to the local potteries. Like a lightening chain reaction, people were out of work, businesses began to lose money, and in my father's case, he began to lose business that was shut off by the economic crash. The bare financial necessities were very poor and ultimately led to him not being able to feed the family and keep up with his other bills, including the telephone. Bankrupt!

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