My brother and I would play horse, we would have leather straps hooked on our bib overalls. The one in front would be the horse, the one behind the driver. I liked to be the driver because I could outrun the horse.
The "horse" (Elroy) and "driver" (Glen/Grandpa) - at least, I assume it's Elroy he could outrun, not Delbert.
If you could return to your childhood, what would you do differently?
If I could return to my childhood I would do my best to please them and obey them more.
Is there anything you would do differently as a teenager?
As a teenager the thing I would do differently would be to run around with more girls than I did. Of course I did have some girl friends.
Did you ever write something that you were really proud of?
Yes I am really proud of something I wrote and that is when I wrote to you. Kerri I hope that you understand what I mean. Like writing letters to you.
What is the best book you ever read as a child?
I enjoyed detective books. My favorite books were the "Hardy Boys" books.
What is the biggest physical problem you had to deal with?
I had an appendectomy when I was a teenager.
Where were your best hide-and-seek places?
The best hide-and-seek places would be behind a large bush, or behind a tree, or around some dark corner of the house. Sometimes we played in the barn and hid in the hay.
Tell about the first time you were ever behind the wheel of a car.
The first time I can remember was when my Dad was teaching me to drive. I took too wide a turn when I turned a corner and my Dad corrected me.
Did you ever take anything that wasn't yours?
I can't remember if I took anything that wasn't mine, at least not on purpose.
What did you do with it? Did you get caught?
I didn't take anything, so I didn't get caught.
Do you have a story about a big surprise?
One day my Dad came home from town, he had bought a bright yellow coaster wagon for me and my two brothers and sister to play with. Our friends and us really had a great time with it. That yellow wagon was a surprise to me.
What childhood fear do you remember?
At night time if there was some kind of noise outside and I didn't know what it was, I was afraid. Then my Dad and Mom would comfort me, and then everything was O.K.