Thursday, March 19, 2009

Adventurous Move

Hello Dear Reader,
Before I tell you about Grandpa (Wesley) Carter’s high school days here’s what was happening in Grandma (Mary Hall) Carter’s life.

While the Hall family was living in Provo, the Great Depression began taking its toll. Grandpa (Laning) Hall lost his job with the railroad. The family had been paying $25.00 a month rent. Without income the family couldn’t afford rent, or anything else for that matter.

Before Laning was married he had purchased 60 acres of land in the little farming community of Lake Shore where he had lived with his parents. There was an old vacant (they thought) house on the property. Grandpa had to kick out bootleggers who had built a still there. He then moved his family into the old forsaken home. The family took the move with a sense of adventure. What a good attitude!
Aunt Genni

1 comment:

Jill said...

Bootleggers?! Wow! That is so interesting and it does sound like an adventure (although one I'd probably rather avoid). :D