My Aunt Lib died this past Fall and while we were preparing for her funeral at her home, I happened upon my Uncle Herbert’s old wallet in a closet. I had to take a peek inside and found this piece of blue paper folded up…
It was his autobiography.
I wish I had known more of this story when he was alive…
Here is the transcription with a few links that I’ve thrown in for my own benefit:
Uncle Herbert’s Autobiography
Born in Florence 1920 one block from American Bakery. Worked on farm. Worked Tyler Veener Mill, Roofing Co. Atlantic Coast Line Railroad at Station and in round house. Fueled first diesel train that came into Florence.
Then to Phila for Catapult School, then west coast waiting for ship corridor.
Then back to Koppers Co.
Heart attack in 1978. Retired 1980. 5 operation and 3 heart attacks one of them bypass.
Built 2 houses.