Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Recovery]
“One night after we had retired, the phone rang, and it was Mr. Despard. He had had a call from the banking department wanting to know if they could borrow me for two weeks. We were surely excited over that call and didn't sleep another wink that night.
“This was at the time the President declared the moratorium. All banks were closed, you remember, for a short period of time, and only those banks found to be in good condition were allowed to re-open. Well, a number of banks remained closed, so many they didn't have sufficient men in Washington to look after them. That was why they were calling for extra help.
“I went the next morning thinking it was only temporary, but had not been there two hours before I was asked how long before I could; move my family. Well, it looked like I was a fixture. I told him I could not move until June since my little girl was in school. I began work and, when school closed, my family moved and we have been here ever since. My salary was more than I ever hoped for and, since it was more or less due to political influence, I felt a little insecure in my job for a while. I have been here six years now. For awhile we lived in a furnished apartment, but last September we bought this home and furnished it. This property is a good investment. It is in a section that is developing and will increase in value all the time. I decided that I wouldn't put all my savings in the bank this time. I'm carrying good insurance, so in case anything happens to me my family will be well protected. My home is not entirely paid for but I have made a substantial