10 years of the Depression
This is the second in a series about life during and after the Great Depression.
When my parents moved to Longview, Wash., in the autumn of 1933, I entered the University of Washington in Seattle.
Quarterly tuition was only $25, and I was able to work for my room and board as a houseboy in a fraternity house. I lived in the basement with the other houseboy, Falconer Smith, who later earned a doctorate in biology and worked on the atomic bomb project.