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Whatever you call it?mobile home, trailer park, manufactured housing?the retro living module is undergoing a renaissance The country music I grew up with loves to wax poetic about family traditions.
There?s Hank Williams Jr., whose warbling, smoke-tinged voice explains away his drinking and smoking as a simple hazard of the bloodline. There?s Garth Brooks, who justifies showing up in boots to a posh cocktail party by blaming it ?all on his roots.?
But if I ever penned a tune inspired by my rural upbringing, my family?s legacy would sound a little bit different: We know a thing or two about buying and selling mobile homes.

My dad, David, spent the better part of his teenage years working on a Clayton Homes lot in Richmond, Kentucky: setting up the new arrivals, hauling the units, getting down into the nuts and bolts of the houses. He was a high school student when he began at the company during the mid-1970s, and continued on as he put himself through Eastern Kentucky University as a first-generation college student. The ?Clayton era? is a distinctive epoch in his personal, and our family, history. Years earlier, his older brother, Randy, purchased a mobile home when he returned from service in the Korean War. Randy had a new wife, a young daughter, and no real credit, so a traditional home loan was impossible. They set up the unit in my grandparents? backyard, where the foundation and water hookups jut out of the ground to this day.
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