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.