My story began in 1934, when I was born to a German father and French-Canadian mother on a small farm out of Hammond, Minnesota.
The Great Depression began in 1929. I was born in 1934, and between this time and around 1940, the depression left thirteen to fifteen million people in America out of work. Responding to that crisis, President Franklin D. Roosevelt created government funded, minimum-wage work organizations like the WPA or the CCCs. WPA would build and repair