Describes his parents and the small town of Saidora. Rural mail carrier came in a buggy & kids waited for him to get a ride. They lived six miles from Chandlerville.
Describes attending school in Bath, where there were 42 students in the one-room school. Some big boys picked on the little ones, but others came to the rescue. Attended Bowman's School in Bath from age nine. Had about 25 students in the one room.
Mother died. Eldest daughter quit school to care for family for several years, then got married.