Two Sides of a Coin

Gustave Mangels‘ sister Louise was a woman ahead of her time. She worked for the Federal Reserve Bank in the early 20th century when women didn’t hold such positions. But all her life she suffered from a mental illness that would eventually overtake her. Rosa Louise Mangels died in a sanitarium on this day 47…

Daddy in the 1940 Census

It’s hard to imagine my dad as a little kid. I’ve seen pictures. I’ve heard stories. But it’s the documents created during his lifetime that give me the most insight into what made Daddy the person he was. My dad was born during the Depression, the firstborn of four children. His father left when he…