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Memories of Christmas past

December 11, 2012
The OBSERVER

Our family came to Gowanda from Minneapolis, Minn., in 1933, when I was just six years old. Times were hard, and my father had gotten work at the building of the new mental hospital in Gowanda, which has evolved to now be two state prisons. In those days parents could not afford to smother their children with toys at Christmas as they often do today.

 
 

 

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