Monday, May 17, 2010
Celebration of a life - part 5
Evangelist Rev. Frank Mangs was a native of Sweden, who spoke in a local church in Red Oak, Iowa. He spoke through an interpreter, as he could only speak Swedish.
Tell about a big fib you told.
I can't remember telling a big fib. I know that lying is wrong.
Did you ever hop a freight train? Explain.
No I never did hop a freight train.
(Grandpa did ride one, though. Yesterday he told me that when he was a boy he wanted to ride a train, so he rode one from Essex to Shenandoah, about 5 miles, and his dad drove alongside in the car.)
Tell of a nickname given to you by friends or classmates.
I was given the nickname "Andy".
How did you get the nickname?
I went to an aviation trade school in Omaha, Neb. in the fall of 1940. There the other students called me Andy. The nickname Andy stayed with me all of the 41 years at Beech.