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First group of children to the GCH July 13, 1939

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Touching

Anderson, SC

#1 May 6, 2009
This picture is so touching. Look at how hardly any of the children are smiling and the one boy on the right is trying to smile but, it looks so stiff.The looks on their faces remind me of the little ones in the pictures of concentration camps. And the little one holding on to what must be his brother, that breaks my heart. I wonder if they had shaved heads because of lice seems like I remember reading something about that in Vogel's book. I wonder what was going through their little heads at that moment. Anybody know how any of this first group turned out or where they are today? God love em.
Debbie

Canton, OH

#2 May 6, 2009
Touching wrote:
This picture is so touching. Look at how hardly any of the children are smiling and the one boy on the right is trying to smile but, it looks so stiff.The looks on their faces remind me of the little ones in the pictures of concentration camps. And the little one holding on to what must be his brother, that breaks my heart. I wonder if they had shaved heads because of lice seems like I remember reading something about that in Vogel's book. I wonder what was going through their little heads at that moment. Anybody know how any of this first group turned out or where they are today? God love em.
Alot of them turned out very well most are Christain The home was a happy home for most as many never wanted to leave the home as for the sadness could be because their parents died or was very sick or the state placed them in the home no one was starving & they had nice clothes in the home
Debbie

Canton, OH

#3 May 6, 2009
There are other pictures from the home here and they will be having a reunion in June . My mother & Uncle grew up in the home
Touching

Anderson, SC

#4 May 8, 2009
Debbie wrote:
<quoted text>Alot of them turned out very well most are Christain The home was a happy home for most as many never wanted to leave the home as for the sadness could be because their parents died or was very sick or the state placed them in the home no one was starving & they had nice clothes in the home
Oh I'm sorry I never meant disrespect to the home or the founders, I just felt sympathy for the kids. I didn't mean they looked that way(concentration camp look) from hunger but from the sadness that seems apparent in their eyes. I think anyone who cared for these kids and their raising should be commended. They did a very good thing for them. And, I'm sure they were well taken care of. I have seen the other pictures and those kids look healthy and well taken care of too. Again, I'm sorry if I offended you I never meant that. God bless them all.
Debbie

Canton, OH

#5 May 8, 2009
the home was 1939 to 1956 they had 90 children total . There are 3 books written about the home
This happened in the hills of Kentucky John Vogel
The Self Annointed LOVE & TERROR in my fathers house by GLADIS Lorne DePree and 2004 90 Bothers and Sisters by Lenore Depree .some of the children have passed away We finally located 3 moved grave from the home to another cemetery there will a be a service when they have the reuion .

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Corbin, Kentucky is located in Whitley County. Zip codes in Corbin, KY include 40701, and 40702.