Bill McClellan has a story to tell from the St Louis area. It’s an account of a family having limited resources, but led by parents with some gumption. Mistakes and conditions can be changed to the up-side.
McClellan: Brothers pursue their education against long odds
Edna Fuller had three sons. Each had a different father. All of the fathers were of the absentee variety. An indication of that is the boys bore their mother’s last name. Maybe the third father was blameless in that regard. He was murdered before his son was born.
At any rate, that was the family. Edna and her sons. They lived in poverty in Pine Lawn.