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"We knew a lot of people that lost farms… I know of one family that lost their farm, and eventually the guy that took the farm back sold it back to him when they got on their feet. And sold it at a reasonable price. I've got an uncle, had an uncle out west…"
     Delbert Apetz: "Uncle Herman."
     Alvin Apetz: "…at Chappell, Nebraska, that was a wheat farmer out there and he was one of them."
     Delbert Apetz: "He lost it and then a guy that bought it. [He] done the same thing that Alvin just told you – he held that farm until Uncle Herman was ready, had enough money to buy it back."

The Apetz Brothers on Losing Farms

   

Other Excerpts from the Apetz Brothers' Interview:

Spilled Milk
Bartering
Depression Legacy
Stealing Watermelons
Leaving for California
Immigration
Dust
Hitchhiking
The CCC