My parents bought a house at 1054 Grandon Avenue about 1940. If I remember right, Dad said it cost $12,000.

After my grandmother died, c. 1946, my Dad brought his father to live with us for a while.

To make my grandpa feel more at home, farm-wise, Dad bought the vacant lot next door to us, which became our “farm” in the city. Corn, beans, tomatoes and such other things were planted so that grandpa would have something to do.

The picture, taken in 1949, shows my grandpa with me sitting next to him. To my immediate left is my youngest brother, Lloyd Hill, and my other brother, Keith Hill, is pointing at the camera. It looks like we had a good harvest.

Adapted from article By Roger Weldon Hill
Originally published in Historical Herald, February 2010

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