Friday, January 24, 2014
I cannot imagine growing up in a family this size. About fifteen years after this photo was taken,
the head of the household left his wife and worked in western Kansas where he died shortly after he moved. His wife, my grandmother, took in ironings and cleaned houses to support herself. Sad times during the depression - an apt name for the period. I didn't hear a lot of details about this, but I like to think that the "kids" helped their mom. They were all married by then.
From the left: Lloyd, Pearl, Victor, Iva, Alice, Claude, Selma and Harlan.