It was 1927 and demon rum was illegal, pot was not*. That spring, the Mississippi River ravaged the south.
After a production run topping fifteen million, the final Model T left the assembly line in May. It was replaced by the modern Model A, which debuted with a sticker price of $385.00. Inflation adjusted price: $4,474.58 (no disc brakes, GPS, or flip down DVD player).
Ain't She Sweet topped the pop charts. FDR wasn't a household name. Terms like Black Tuesday and antibiotics hadn't been coined. Kid's still died from stuff like lock jaw and diphtheria.
The day before Mom arrived, Babe Ruth became the only man in baseball to hit the ball completely out of Comiskey Park in Chicago. In September he hit number sixty.
Taken sometime in 1933. They've all passed on except Ma (Lorraine May). Grandpa's been gone almost as many years as he was here. Grandma a couple of decades. Baby Betty ten years or more.
*Joining a handful of other states Montana made marihuana illegal in 1927