|Muriel Smith, 1948|
Dell: That brings us to Muriel...
Dell: (to Muriel) You also grew up in New Jersey.
Dell: During the Depression. Would you say the Depression affected the way you grew up? How things were?
Muriel: Well, it may have affected us but I don’t think so. My particular family. My father had just opened his first auto supply store (Dean Phipps Auto Stores). About 1923 or something. By the time the Depression began at the end of the 1920s, he was doing very, very well. And that was the kind of business that flourished during the depression.
Dell: Sort of a do-it-yourself. Instead of buying a new car you would buy the parts to fix the car you had.