Ernest Curtis Dickens, May 24, 1910 - Feb 3, 1974
Dad was a good carpenter who worked verrry cheap during the Great
Dad moved the family to Louisville, KY after the 1937 flood because there was plenty of work there. In 1941 we lived in the country near Jeffersonville, IN. That's where we were living when Mom and Dad divorced; they both stayed in the Louisville area and we
Dad didn't serve in the military. In WW2, he failed to pass the physical examination because of poor hearing and one arm was longer than the other due to a motorcycle accident. He ran off the Ridge at Ridgetop, TN in his late teens. He told me it was an Indian motorcycle.
Dad was a young man during the years of prohibition and the resulting
Dad would not eat beef. He said he once worked in a meat packing plant and saw how they killed cows; no more beef for him. Dad would not eat meringue; he said it reminded him of 'calf slobber'and he would rake it off his pie.
In the late 1950's, dad decided he wanted to fish for a living. He
Photos were made on 07/13/2000. HDD
Dad is buried in the city cemetery in Stamping Ground, KY. He and Viola lived there at the time of his death. She later moved to TN to be close to her son Charles William Fields where she remained until her death.
Dad, mother and me circa 1936.
Dad, mamma, Gene and me circa 1943.
Ernest Curtis Dickens , May 24, 1910 - Feb 3, 1974
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