What a wonderful Father's Day gift to share with Daddy. I know he has had such a hard time wrapping his head around why the other children were kept and he was given away. Now I know he will know it was a matter of practicality. Do you know anything else? Any other details around why Daddy was given to the person he was? I know he ended up with the Johnsons but the story I'm told was that Mr. Johnson picked up daddy from another man that was keeping him in a train car.
What a hardship. Can you imagine? And poor Charlie staying by himself that young. And your husband working the fields to help out.
Do you know if his mom was sick for long? Do you have any pictures?
I found her death certificate. She had a disease brought on by a vitamin B deficiency. It's funny, because some of the photos look like Daddy's hands. I wonder if he inherited this disease or at least a touch of it.
Thanks again for all this information. What a blessing today!