Thursday, June 6, 2019

Together In The Big City

My husband and I had been married slightly less than a year. There was very little work in this part of the country. What work there was offered little opportunity to better oneself. After much discussion we decided to try our luck elsewhere.

My husband's older brother had moved to Detroit. He told us that work was plentiful there. Detroit was where we would try.

My husband drove to the big city. I went to stay with my parents until he found work. After he got his first paycheck he would send for me.

After a couple of weeks I was on the bus headed for Michigan. We settled in to live where the work was.  I did not like the way people live on top of each other in the city but we made the best of it.

After another year I had my first baby. I desperately wanted my family to see him. I took time from my job and rode the bus with my little one to visit family.

I had a good time being with everyone again. They fussed over the baby of course. We also spent some time with my husband's family who were also thrilled to meet the newest member of the family.

My father's company had done away with the night shift. He was foreman of that shift. They told him he could go back to the day shift as an hourly employee which was basically a demotion. He decided to try his luck elsewhere. They would drive me home and see what the big city had to offer.

It was a fun trip. Both my parents, my six younger brothers and sisters, and my baby and I left for Detroit.

I was glad to be home and be with my husband. My family took an apartment in the same building we lived in. Daddy looked for work and found it almost right away. Things were looking good.


  1. This sounds like the beginning of an interesting story.

  2. Replies
    1. In a few days you can get out the popcorn. It will be like The Perils Of Pauline. Maybe no BIG cliffhangers though.

  3. Waiting for the follow up 😉 Have a good day Diane

  4. Your life stories are always so meaningful and inspiring dear Emma!

    This is always so amazing that how a couple come out of his comfort zone and struggle for the future of his family

  5. And so the start of another adventure begins and I will be looking forward to reading about life in the big city of Detroit. How difficult a move was it for your oarents with all your younger siblings and to all move into an apt?