Young Jerry imigrated from Canada into the States and became part of a wonderful Vermont farming family, the Scotts. Picture golden Jersey cows grazing bright green pastures along the banks of a blue Vermont lake.
It was about as far from the docks of London as one could get.
After the deprivations of the East End, the hard work and good food kicked his sleeping metabolism into gear and he had a growth spurt at nineteen.
He loved his new country and home. There was adventure and hope here.