[The Life of Jim Davis]
He had been married since 1914 to Lizzie - , a native of Mobile, and is still living with her to-day, although she is now a large, (corpulent) woman. During those years when Jim was out of work, and there was none to be had, Lizzie aided him by taking in washing. Their little home of three rooms, is the fifth in a row of ten houses all just alike in the front, but his home has a vine growing over the porch, which is freshly swept each day, although now Lizzie is far from well, suffering from rheumatism which seems to have settled in her feet causing them to swell. In spite of her sickness, however, she is able only to keep the house almost immaculate, do the little household washing for the two of them (for they have no children), and in her spare time quilts up all the pieces of material that she can get her hands on. I could not keep count of the quilts she showed me, that she had finished and put away, but were at least two dozen or more, some finished, others partly finished.
After the Alabama Corn Mills closed out of business, Jim could only get odd jobs to do, painting, gardening, housecleaning and such like jobs until 1932, when he was lucky in getting a job as helper on one of the Taylor Lowenstein trucks at fifteen dollars a week, and is still with this firm, and says they are the finest people to work for, as the firm aids its employees in every way that it can. Jim's duty now is to travel