I Am Healthy, Young and Happy-at Sixty-Five – Strength Magazine – January, 1925

Children of pioneer parentage must usually face a world that is barren, not only of the luxuries and refinements of life, but what would now be called its bare necessities. This lack alone might not prove disastrous, but the hardships – and often tragedy-which the parents must face, may easily leave an imprint upon the character, disposition and physical condition of the child. My earliest recollection is associated with individual warfare. It might relate to wildcats, California lions or grizzly bears.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas