Herman Lived with his mother whom was sick all the time suffering from bone pain, tired eyes and heart problems. Life was hard in bigValley. the jobs paid minimum wages even with a college education. Herman wanted to help his mother but he could not do it even with his 2 jobs. it was hard to support the house and go to high school so he decided to take his mothers advice and migrate to find a better job because his mother as she said it needed the money so he left to stranford. a big town in the other side of the country.
there was nothing in big valley for him. No friends, no family no future so he packed a few of his belongings and as soon as he got the money he took the bus and left