Category Archives: early childhood memories

Grade School Memories

I started school, when I was 5, in Carey, Idaho. Since my birthday is in October I jumped the gun a little. There was no kindergarten in that area then so I began my education in the first grade. I … Continue reading

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Send A Boy To Do A Man’s Job

While we lived on the farm near Carey, Idaho. Dad developed hyper thyroid decease which caused him to gradually loose weight and he visited several doctors before they diagnosed his problem. The cure was to surgically remove his thyroid gland, … Continue reading

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Get Too Close To A Fire And One Can Get Burned

At age 5 or 6, while I was in Carey, Idaho, living on the farm, some older kids next door built a fire in the wild land up near the cemetery. I think they were roasting potatoes for a treat … Continue reading

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Developing Better Communications

Tin can telephones One day while exploring Dad’s tool shed on the farm in Carey, I found an electrical transformer. It weighed several pounds and contained a large coil of copper wire. If you know about transformers you know that … Continue reading

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Going Hunting With Dad

Above the irrigation ditch on our farm was a rocky area of unimproved land. In these rocks lived rodents we called rock chucks. Larger than rabbits, they were pests because they would come down into our field of wheat for … Continue reading

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The Best Amusement Park In The World

Visiting my Aunt Creta’s Farm as a young boy While we lived in Idaho, we often visited my Mother’s sister, Aunt Creta on her farm.  It was 15 to 20 miles, by gravel road, from Dietrich, Idaho. It was a … Continue reading

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Not Such a Happy Story

My Unusual Pets While living on a small farm just outside of Carey, Idaho, I was about 5 or 6, my father came from the field with a little furry ball in his hands. It was a baby badger. while … Continue reading

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Ride’em Cowboy

My Cowboy background When I was very young I lived on a small farm near Carey, Idaho. The farm is just a mile east of Carey right next to the cemetery. We drove by it on our way back from … Continue reading

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