Moving to Georgia
The Carpet Business
"He worked for a company out in Chattanooga, and he was the national sales manager of that one, and they sold it to some other company, and at that point in time, my husband said, 'They’re gonna pick our heads free, and then they’ll let us go.' And so he and the man who was in charge of making the carpet decided to go in business for themselves, and so they went to business school themselves. And they were looking in Dalton, Georgia, which was where all the carpet was, and we decided we didn’t wanna live over there because you couldn’t get away from carpet. And so we looked in Rome, and we loved Rome, and there was a carpet place there that was running out of business and having a hard time, and they bought that carpet company and got it going."