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Grandpa’s First Car

by Julie Coffman, Gallatin resident

My paternal grandfather, or “Grandpa” as I called him, was born in Laredo, Mo., in 1913. His name was Hayden Coffman. He was born into a prosperous farming family, along with his brothers, Herb and Floyd, and his sister, Ethel. Like many folks of Grandpa’s generation, his family lost everything during the Great Depression. But, they survived! The story of Grandpa’s first car speaks as

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