1918 - Dad had written on the back of this photo: James Grigsby, Hildreth Grigsby, about 1918. That would make him 8 years old and Hildreth was 11. Bill thinks this was the first day of school in Williamsburg in the fall of 1918 and dad was probably starting third grade. Dad told a story about when he started school (It was first grade because there was no kindergarten then) and probably would have been 1916. When his mother took him to school, he cried when she left him but shortly thereafter he left school too and went home by himself (they lived within easy walking distance of school). Grandma Grigsby took him back to school again and again he came home. We don't remember the resolution of the problem but his father probably got him straightened out about attending school that evening. Bill is impressed by the clothes that dad and Hildreth were wearing -- pretty fancy and suggest that William Redman was doing O.K. financially. Check out dad's satchel with the leather strap over his opposite shoulder and his jaunty cap. He turned out to be a good student and we know personally how much he achieved by teaching himself accounting and becoming a CPA without a college education. Pretty remarkable when you consider the situation he found himself experiencing in December 1933. His father had died on Friday, October 6, devastating the family in difficult economic times. His divorce from Neva Blair was final on December 1, 1933. In a hand written letter to Neva dated December 16, 1933, he tells Neva that "I am unable to pay $6 a month" for child support. What are the chances this story would have a happy ending?