My Mother was born in 1934 in Cincinnati, Ohio during the depression.
My Father was born on a tobacco farm in Jonesboro Tennessee in 1932.
Neither had money, but worked and sacrificed in order to provide a good home for us kids.
We didn't do home movies, but the family sure did pictures. Here are just a few.
Mom was born in a rough shack of a house in Cincinnati. This was while my grandparents were newly married and he still provided for the kids. By the time the youngest, Eddie, came along, he had left Grandma to provide for herself and four children during the depression.
My Father, Charles Sells, as a kid in Tennessee. They were blessed with farm land to plant and grow their own food. My Mother faced starvation in the city.
The only way for my Father (and for many men during that time) was to go into the military to get away from the farm and learn a new skill.
The way for my Mother to get away from the rat trap housing projects forced on the family by welfare was to marry young. Mom was about to start her senior year of high school when she and Dad married.
They were a team and life partners to the end. Here they are at my ASU graduation in December, 1999.