Martinsville, VA

My parents relocated the family in the 1940s from Roanoke, VA, to a small industrial city called Martinsville, VA. It was the furniture capital of the USA and recently built Dupont, which produced nylon for the war effort. It was a prosperous little city but had its drawbacks. The city was divided into three sections: … Read more

About Ronnie

joseph ronnie pritchard

Hi, my name is Joe Pritchard. As a young boy growing up, I was called “Ronnie” and went by that moniker until I joined the United States Air Force in 1956. I want to share with you some of my humble growing-up experiences and how those experiences helped shape my character and personality development as … Read more

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