Hal Ringland gives some personal background, birthdates, siblings, education in one-room schoolhouse.
64 students in his country school. Never too interested in school. Went through 8th grade. Teacher noted that common person did not need much more schooling. Hal would rather have a good time than study. Story of getting in trouble in school for whispering all the time. Teacher threatened to whip them. Hal was scared to death.
"I was a lover of horses." Had work horses. Rode calves. Story about Hal teasing a horse by making bee buzzing & horse getting even later by kicking him.
Took history, spelling, arithmetic, & grammar. "I wasn't too much interested in school."
Hal always liked girls. Story of meeting future wife at his sister's party.