Now John was married. And laboratory and factory brought better living to his fathers house. Better utensils, better floor coverings, better plastics, better parts to make the house cheerful and easy to clean.
I couldn't sleep. I went down into the sitting room of the farmhouse. I sat in my fathers old chair. Slowly I began to realize that this old house was more than just a house, that our old farm was more than just a farm. The farm itself gave me the answer to Johns question: Where do I belong in the great world crisis.
Tom Cooper, left, a mechanically-minded farm neighbor, becomes the first employee of E.I. du Pont de Nemours, when the founder launched the company in 1802. Scene is from the motion picture, The Du Pont Story, 72 minute history of the company.