Cecil and Annette Carpenter
How people handle money hasn’t changed much since 1946 when my mother and father relocated to Starkville, MS, or has it? Their first day there, before they had even found a place to park the little travel trailer they had bought, my father went to register at Mississippi State College, the state’s land grant college that is now Mississippi State University. Lodging was in short supply and Miss Julia, the registrar, offered to let the couple park in her pecan grove. Eventually four World War II veterans and their wives were housed in the pecan grove.