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Delbert: "When them two boys of mine come along I was getting milk delivered to the house. The milk bill got too high. I told the milk man, 'Don't you leave any milk unless there's cash in the bottle until that bill was paid off.' And then I never charged again. That was always – if I didn't have any money I didn't buy it. That was the end of it."
     Question: "Is that still true for you?"
     Delbert Apetz: "Yep."
     Question: "So you think – did the Depression change you?"
     Delbert Apetz: "Well, to that point I would say it did."
     Alvin Apetz: "I think so too."
     Delbert Apetz: "To that point because when you didn't have no money. And then when you got money, you hung on to it. And if you bought something, you made sure that person or company got paid right off the bat and there was no, no money to get."

The Apetz Brothers on the Legacy of the Depression

   

Other Excerpts from the Apetz Brothers' Interview:

Spilled Milk
Bartering
Watermelons
Lost Farms
Leaving for California
Immigration
Dust
Hitchhiking
The CCC