My other GF, born in 1859, thank goodness, as his daddy died in the war, at Seven Pines, worked for Glover Machine works, making small steam engines. My dad started there after the eighth grade, and became a Tool and Die Maker. The Army during WWII would not allow him to enlist, but kept him doing whatever it was he was working on.
I have a BS in Communication, an MS in Human Resource Management, and a Certificate in Cinematography from the University of Southern California, and I think any of the the three of them were wiser than I, especially PawPaw Price. Stan