Joe Korbus


Joe Korbus was born in Austria and came to the Groveton area from Stafford in 1944.

Well, I move in here 1944, 'bout in March. That be around 30-35 years. I live here by myself for a year or so. My father died so I brought my mother down here. She stay here till she die.

There was a flying field right across the street from me. And one day 'bout 5 years after this airplane come running through my house and on to next door and tore up the house. Just tore off a piece of a corner of it. I replace it myself. They repay me for it.

There was few houses then, but Route 1 is all build up. Used to, you could go a mile, 2 mile, before you see a house and now you can't. It's houses and buildings and stores all built up. I say it's necessary they build stores for people, build apartments for people, but soon as they finish, all people come in and they all fill up and don't take long to fill 'em up. I don't know where the people comin' from. Where they live before --in the woods or something.

Oh, I walk around sometimes but I don't feel like walking around too much.

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