"Well, that [the Crash] was in the papers. I was in high school at the time, and, of course, we had a lesson in class on current events. We didn't recognize really what it was, what it amounted to. Only, we knew that it did affect us somewhat, even in our small community.
"We had a number of people living in Gresham that came unemployed. They were more or less day laborers, they would just work by the day or the week. They became unemployed. There was a number of those in the early 30s [who] began moving to California. They began to leave looking for something better."
Question; "Did you know some of those folks?"
Question; "What was that like? That must have been wrenching to have those friends leave."
"Well, yes. But, if they couldn't make it, what else could they do, really? Many of them had families. Their entire families were uprooted."