Roosevelt's "new deal" in the 1930's probably allowed them to purchase the farm on Denton Island and have a home to raise their family. As the children grew, they all seemed to spread their wings and go where the work would take them. Uncle Orden and Aunt Neal ended up in Converse, Indiana. The automotive factories in Kokomo offered a new opportunity for families in the 60's.
For those that remained in Tuckerman and Grubbs, farming continued to be the way of life. Daddy became an Assembly of God minister preaching at Sunny Valley Church on Denton Island and later at Egypt, Arkansas. My childhood was happy. We always had food, always felt safe and ALWAYS ALWAYS felt loved. What more could you ask for?