Memories and Wisdom: Money Don’t Grow on Trees

A Welcome Submission from Dorothy Crowder, CPN member When we three girls asked our father for anything extra, he said, “Money don’t grow on trees.” We went to the movies for 15¢ after all chores were done (Saturday all day!) and saw funnies, scenes of the war, and two movies. We also traded comic books that cost 10¢ new. Sunday school and church collection was 25¢ combined. I was always into drawing, writing and needlework. Therefore, I needed a dime more.

My father worked in theChester,PennsylvaniaSunship Yard as a burner/welder. He also worked on the docks unloading fruits and vegetables, etc., to make extra money for the household and family members. We had an apple tree in the backyard. I learned very quickly that money don’t grow on trees!


Dorothy M. Crowder

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