Detroit Childhood

Divorced Parents

"I didn't know they were divorced."

"My dad's name was Charles, my mother's name was Elsie, but they divorced in 1932...It was such a small deal. I didn't know they were divorced. My mother never told me. My dad never told me. And I found out when I was thirteen years old that daddy wouldn't come home."

Editor's note: Cade's parents divorced when she was eight, but her mother did not tell her for five years.