In 1929, Vergie got married at the age of 17 to a man by the name of Jim. Jim was a coal miner in Hampton, Tennessee, and was injured when the mine collapsed on top of him. Vergie recalls this accident,
They had to take five wheelbarrows of stuff off of him right here (motioning to her ...
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...ession. According to Van Amber, "We have learned that their personal experiences in striving to make the best of it taught us dependability , self-reliance, awareness of the needs of others and money management. Although we lost a part of our childhood by having to help out, the deprivation of enjoyment matured us as children beyond our age(Amber 3)." Good things did come out of the bad circumstances, while some people thought it was the end of the world because they had lost their money on the stock market, many people cherish their memories of the hard times and look back on them as being an event that shaped who they are today.
Amber, Rita Van. Stories and Recipes of the Great Depression of the 1930's and More From Your Kitchen Today. Van Amber Publishers: Neenah, 1986.
Matherly, Vergie. Personal Interview. November 28, 1999.
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