Saturday, May 16, 2009

Trying Times

Hello Dear Reader,
Grandpa (Wesley) Carter graduated from high school in the spring of 1938. In his history he didn’t mention how he did academically. I’m sure he missed being on the sports teams but I don’t know how much he missed school per se.

His family was going through a trying time at this point in his life. His grandfather Blake had died and the family was evicted from the house at 900 West Center. His dad (Edward Furlsbury Carter) had cancer and was unable to work. His mother (Annie Blake Carter) was trying to make ends meet by working as a seamstress at Utah State Hospital, the mental hospital for the state of Utah. Annie’s work fell under the WPA and the family had very little cash; most of Annie's wages were received in food commodities. Definitely times to try the Carter family's souls.
Aunt Genni

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