Life begins anew. As WWII started, many in the family were beat up or discriminated against since they were from Germany. Serving in the U.S. army and air force was not enough to stop the hurt. Still, the family worked hard, opened business, cleaned for others, bought real estate, rented properties. Some made a good life. But as time went on, the cold weather was too much. Besides, there were opportunities to buy swamp land in Florida.