Sunday, October 21, 2007

Thursday, October 21, 1926

No diary entry today.

Aunt Marjorie provides more memories...

"For his graduation from Harvard, Albert wore a suit. Where did he get it? When he came home one Christmas one year he was wearing a loud striped pair of trousers. He said they were his only pants and he had purchased them in a dime store. Grandmother Campbell gave Albert new trousers for Christmas."

We can only imagine how poor Albert was, at a school generally attended by fairly affluent students.

1 comment:

  1. Albert never seemed to care about money. He would give you his last dime if you asked. One summer while he was in college he didn't have the money to come home, so he got a job in an outdoor camp. He told me he was sitting on his bunk and a big snake dropped down from the rafters. I was young enough to be very impressed. He also was determined to have the best education he could get, which he did. I don't know of any one who spent more years 'learning' than he did