2012.07.18 Barbara Tadda: Enjoyed Civil War article

Written by David Green.

I enjoyed the informative article on the Civil War Veterans and many thanks to the ladies for honoring them. John Levi Brink and wife Sarah were my great-grandparents. Their one son Earl E. Brink and wife Minnie were my grandparents. Their daughter Lelah Brink Ford was my mother and the first female clerk in Fayette's bank. 

In those days, only single females were allowed to work in public, so when my mother married she was let go. But my mother thought she put one over on the bank. When the lady who was hired to replace her was in a car accident and was out recuperating, my mother was asked to come back to work. She did not tell them she was “that way” at the time with me; she was able to hide it! 

In that era no one spoke the word “pregnant.” The last time I was in the bank, my mother's photo was still hanging on the wall.  

 –Barbara Ford Tadda

New Port Richey, Fla.

 

Editor’s note: Warren Esterline from California also wrote to express his appreciation for the effort involved in the project. His great-grandfather is among the veterans listed.

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