Manuscripts/Mixed Material [The Life of Jim Davis]
Saturdays, Jim, upon his arrival home, gives Lizzie her share of the pay check; hers to pay the bills and expenses and keep the house, his share, as Jim told the writer, to spend as he sees fit, which usually means joining “the boys” and gambling.
On Sunday Jim is a gadabout, never going to Church, as he is indifferent to all religions, although at some part day he was baptized. Lizzie is just the opposite, and is very religious, but has had to fore-go Church meetings because she does not get out any more on account of her rheumatic condition.
Jim is now a grey-haired man, of medium height, of about 160 pounds, and is in good health, and, as he expresses it himself, “is as fit as a fiddle”. He is a thorough American, remembering the land of his birth but dimly and in perfectly satisfied to be in America. He reads and writes, although his eye sight is not so good for reading at night. Both Jim and Lizzie enjoy life in their own simple way, in their little modest home and are happy and congenial.