By VINCE LUECKE
Throughout the Great Flood of 1937, mutual aid helped ease the pain of the disaster. Dozens of families opened up their doors to not only friends and relatives, but to strangers.
The late Lucile Schergens recalled how her and husband Edgar’s home was used to store canned goods hastily pulled from the shelves at the A&P grocery.
“They shoveled (canned goods) into the basement through the coal chute, just like it might have been coal,” she said.