Albert Gorrell - The Salina Journal 10 May 1982 Page 2

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Albert Gorrell - The Salina Journal 10 May 1982 Page 2 - GARDEN crop is going to be like," he said....
GARDEN crop is going to be like," he said. "Now, you take this year. It's been an awful year. Why? Well, heavens, it's been too cold, too late. I was 19 days late getting the potatoes in; the ground has hardly gotten good and warm. "The thing is, a crop can look real good. And then something about the weather will come along and might take pretty near all of your crop away from you. Now those are rough times. "How do I cope? Well, how does anyone anyone cope? You just do, and start over." Gorrell has known his share of rough times, says his daughter, Freda Har- baugh,912N. 10th. "Back during the Depression years he was laid off at the flour mill," she said. "Times were tough and it was a question of economics. Oh, he's seen his share of bad times, like he and Mamma lost two children. One died of pneumonia and the other during childbirth childbirth — Mama just worked too hard when it was being born ... But you don't hear him talk much about that, though. He's just gone on." Gorrell and his wife, Hazel, werefr married 53 years. She died a couple of> years ago. £ "I'm an old man, can't work muclt- anymore. And I have so many grandj£ children that - well, I Just lost track^ of how many I do have. But I love them, that's for sure. *| "I tell you, if I met myself on th£t street I suppose I'd give myself heclQ Don't know why, for sure, but I woukf^ ... When I die, I don't suppose I'll b€J remembered, except for maybe having^ this garden at the edge of town. And£ the only reason for the garden is be-? cause I enjoy it. I don't get much frong; Social Security, and it helps me make; ends meet. Nope, I probably won't be~; remembered." ••» But at 75, Albert Gorrell is content. •* "You ask for my secret? Well, £ don't know as if I've got one. I was jusj~ born this way, and raised that way. I? never fooled myself into dreaming I'd; be somebody great. I've just been saU= isfied with what I've been able to? have." S

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