The Grahams’ of Cochran County – Chapter 28

Another blog from the late depression years 1938-1940

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Marguerite was leaving home to go to Arlene’s Beauty School after her graduation from Morton High School in 1937.  She graduated from Arlene’s in 1938 and passed her state board exam.  According to her book “Growing up with Eight Siblings in the Depression” she details her struggle getting through beauty school and a period of depression it caused her to have.  I remember that she got a job in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

We visited her while she was working in Alamogordo and slept in her beauty shop.  We had visited White Sands National Park and played on those sand dunes all day and then had no place to take a bath.  That was indeed a “sandy sleepover”.  I believe that this was the first time I had been out of the state of Texas.  I have wondered what her coworkers thought when they got to work the next day and saw…

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