W. Johnson was the "man of the house" until he decided to leave his wife and two toddling sons with most, if not all, of the family savings. It was a peaceful divorce, because both wanted to move on to other things.
Did someone just say food?
Ms.Johnson couldn't get a job at a Lumber Mill or a Plantation.
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She decided to try cooking. She wasn't great at first, but she was determined to keep trying.
She baked pies and sold them to the hungry workers at the Lumber Mill and Plantation. She began to make a profit, and soon enough she set up a booth in between the two for workers to come by during lunch hours to buy some food.
She made such a profit that later on, she opened a store and sold pies, cheese, fresh fruits, candy, cookies, soft drinks, notepads, canned goods, coal, leather soles for shoes, and a lot more.