Following the end of World War II, my father, who had achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer, returned to Charleston with a few hundred dollars and a surplus Jeep. With financial backing from his oldest sister Sadie Collis Isquith and encouragement from his sister Becky Collis Schreiberg’s brother-in-law Morris Schreiberg, Mosie opened his plumbing and heating business in Kingstree, SC. (I’m assuming this was sometime in 1945 or 1946.) The small storefront was located on Mill Street next door to the fire station. Kingstree had no licensed plumber at the time and the business was successful. My aunt Becky helped out in the office and Daddy and a helper did all the outside work.The business grew and Mosie purchased 2 lots from one of the Schreiberg brothers and built an office with a showroom, warehouse, and fenced storage area at 303 West Academy Street. (Our family home was subsequently built on the lot at 305 West Academy Street.) During the years that followed, Mosie pursued additional training in air conditioning and refrigeration and became a licensed mechanical contractor. At this point, the business was renamed and incorporated and became Moses Collis Mechanical Contractors, Inc. The business remained at this address until it was closed in 1991.