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Secrets Of A Wonderful Life Sharing Memories With Max Dumas
By Cookie Steponaitis
“The more I sit here and I go back over the times in my life, I honestly can’t think of anything I’d like to change,” shared ninety three years young Max Dumas sitting in his Bristol home. Looking back on his past Dumas shared memories of family, work, war and the beauty of living in a place where people have your back. Max was born in Gaysville in 1923 and grew up in a loving family with two brothers and one sister. “I was the baby,” grinned Dumas. “Gaysville is a part of Stockbridge for those who have not heard of it and even though it was the Great Depression there was work in town. One factory we had made shades and many of the people were in lumber. My father was a lumberman and so were his brothers. I remember my father working sixty hours a week for $12.00 and we felt fortunate he had a full time job. I truly had a wonderful set of parents and family.”
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