Getting a 50 pound bow for my Christmas gift when I was 15
Steve and I sharing the motorcycle for practice at school
Steve riding down the hall on the motorcycle at school
Steve telling me if I ate the sweet feed, I’d get “tits like a cow” (didn’t work Steve)
Riding the calf in barn when dad wasn’t around
Getting caught riding the calf and the consequences
Swimming in the old lake and getting leaches on us
Rheumatic fever, drinking the bottle of iron
Aunt Hulda’s tea cup and no more nailbiting
Singing and my knees knocking together
Aunt Hulda’s plays and Aunt Opal’s sets
Steve’s head injuries,
Pappa Pierson saying come over here and I will help you up!
Grandma Ella making me a sugar tit
Grandma Ella’s asking if we need a “hot en”
Hoeing all summer long and getting to drive home from the field
The barn–lots of stuff went on in that barn!
Climbing Trees!! lovely trees
Uncle Walter getting burned
Daddy getting anhydrous ammonia on him
Uncle Homer living with us
Dad’s inventions and the “float”
Dad welding all night and building equipment
Dad teaching me to hammer
Steve diving into the cellar out his window with the cellar open
Jo saying “ooky dare” and crying
Jo and “daddy get me the moon”
Daddy and all the guys going hunting and trying to throw me loose from the car upholstery trim
Dad putting up the elevator and getting the leg stuck at an underpass
Daddy taking me to a new gin to see how it worked
Daddy cutting up a new combine before he even signed the papers on it
Going camping in the old stationwagon and cooking on the tailgate, laying on the mattress in the back, Steve guzzling root beer and not sharing, saying he was drunk
Daddy’s home made tractor cab we played in
“picking eggs” stone eggs, a snake eating a stone egg,
Daddy fixing me a place to read because I only slept about four hours a night, and “you can wake me up when the sun gets right here on the barn–but do not wake up your mother”
Steve and I telling Jo things and she believing them!!
The cousins, Charlie, Billie, Dale, Bob, Don, Gerald, and brother Steve all getting Mohawk haircuts on Saturday, the parents and aunts and uncles leaving all of us at Grandpa’s and going to town and Aunt Ethel rolling my hair up in pin curls all over my head and me begging for a Mohawk!!
Steve’s first basketball game, where he made his first and only basket of his career for the other team!
Steve played football, I sat on the bench playing basketball, started out half court, high school full court, ran track, Senior year went to state, played tennis, rode to school on the motorcycle to practice tennis, Steve rode it home
what do you remember?????????