Roger Salisbury Finds Love in Beauty Parlor

At the time they met my mother (Eugenia) called Jean was living with her Dad, William Brannock in his home in Hammond, IN. My dad Roger Riley Salisbury (born as Roger Wilson Salisbury) was living with is Uncle Edward Salisbury in Valparaiso Indiana. Roger's sister Barbara Nell (Salisbury) McClannen had a beauty parlor in Valparaiso and Jean was a customer. Roger stopped in to visit and became interested in Jean. Jean and Roger had both recently experienced the loss of parents. Both had lost their mothers (Sarah Staff for Jean and Cora Wilson for Roger) and Roger had also lost his Father, Earl.

Jean had brought lunch to her dad who was working as a brick layer on the streets in Valparaiso and Roger was looking at joining the CCC's. Jobs were still scarce at the end of the depression. After a short courtship they became married.