“We were occupying four rooms then with a bath and a Kitchen. We were lucky enough to rent two of those rooms out to a couple who wanted to do light housekeeping. The rent from those rooms, together with the rent from the apartment already rented, took care of the rent, lights, and water of the whole house.
“When I saw there were no jobs to be gotten in Dublin, I began looking in other towns where I thought there were prospects. Soon my money was getting so low I couldn't afford to take any more trips in search of employment, so I just had to be patient. That is hard to do and I got awfully blue too.
“I got a temporary job in the office at the ice plant. That didn't pay much but it helped a lot. We counted our nickels too. Fall came on and business fell off at the plant. I wasn't laid off, but I realized they didn't need me but were just letting me stay on out of sympathy and I couldn't stand that so I simply quit.
“Then I was taken on as night clerk at one of the hotels. If I hadn't had a family that would have worked out fine until I could do better. I got all my meals and a nice room and I was supposed to sleep during the day. It didn't pay much in money and kept me away from home practically all the time.
“It almost never fails, though, that hard times and sickness go hand in hand. There was a terrible flu epidemic and Louise had a severe case of that, followed by pneumonia. I put her in the hospital and for several