You were out of the house and living in southeastern Pennsylvania during most of those years. I was in college at Pitt and then lived and worked in Philadelphia, Omaha, Cincinnati, and eventually South Dakota. I just couldn’t get a desirable job that provided an acceptable salary in the Altoona/Hollidaysburg area.
|Marie and James Hallman|
Luckily, Mom had her job and it was even more important that she continue working, both for the income and to keep her in touch with other people. I believe I visited her more often during that year after Dad’s death and I believe you and your family also visited her more often. It was difficult for her, but she continued her life and luckily, she still had some long-time friends who she socialized with her and she even did some traveling with them. Of course, she also had her sisters, Aunt Pauline (who visited her often) and Aunt Helen (who lived next door). Unfortunately, Aunt Helen’s husband (my Uncle John), had died a few years earlier.
|Mom and I|