Matters of health

Continuing with Gerald Nathan Hodgson’s Northwest family narrative, with thanks to Michael Howard Hodgson:

Except, for occasional illnesses, Dad retained enormous physical vigor until the fall of ’29 when he suffered a breakdown from Which he never fully recovered although he lived something over twenty years longer. When he quit hard labor working out during the Twenties, it was at least partly due to the fact that the need was not so great — most of the family were married or doing for themselves.

As for Grandpa, I myself can remember him in his old age, so long as he was able to go, getting out with a grub hoe and digging brush and stumps. In the event that I do not mention it later, he finally had a stroke and lived in a more or less helpless condition for about two years longer.


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