The Care and Feed of Grandfathers.

Came here from Lantana and lived here since 1970. Ran service desks in Lantana, but business became difficult and would have to borrow money to keep it running. Didn’t want to do that. Had two small kids to support and be around. Came out here quite by accident. Called out to a mechanic job in the area he found in the newspaper. Discovered Pahokee when he came down, and decided to move the whole family here. When he came down here, someone helped him out to pay off his dying business. He was lucky. Started working here, and living in a trailer. A lot of Jim Crow here, and he grew up in the North. He was a stranger to this. Did various jobs here. Father left home when he was 7. This experience made him determined to be a part of his kids lives.

About This Story

  • Project: We Are Here
  • Date submitted: 2018-10-14 00:00:00
  • Emotional tone: Neutral
  • Who should know about this? National Government

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Pahokee
  • Age: Over 61
  • Gender: Male

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

Note: Responses which fell closer to the middle (between two or three options) are shown as two dashes.
  • In your story, why did people act the way they did? --
  • My story relates to: --
  • Why did things happen in the story I told? The individual is responsible
  • The lesson in your story is: Keep tradition
  • In my story, problems are solved by: NA
  • My story teaches us to: Always look to traditions of the past
  • My story teaches us that: The community has no control
  • My story teaches us that: The community is vulnerable
  • My story teaches us that: The community is volatile

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