Daddy had an eighth grade education but he learned how to fill prescriptions by watching the pharmacists at Walgreen's. He worked at 5th and Arcade in Nashville and started working at Walgreen in 1939 at the age of 19. This is where he met his first wife Mamie. My oldest sister Carolyn was born in 1940 and my sister Faye was born in 1943. He was drafted in 1944 and upon discharge in 1947 went back to Walgreens. Daddy divorced Mamie around this time and at some point met my mother. My mother was a nurse working in a doctors office in the Bennie Dillon Building. The first picture is my father surrounded by his Walgreen's co-workers. The second picture is my father at nineteen or twenty and it is my son Robert made over. I have seen this look on his face many times.
|Daddy standing on 5th Avenue|