Introduces self, father and mother. First memories of father, twin. Home was log house with addition. Parents bought before he was born. Father farmed and worked coal mines.
Farmed eighty acres, then bought forty more. Raised dairy cattle, Red Hampshire hogs, western horses. Used an old barn until it burned. Neighbors helped build new one. Large with large hayloft, fifteen stanchions for milking. Has to clean whole barn every day.
Father was knowledgeable about horses; bought western horses at St. Louis auctions. He and boys broke them gradually. Describes the process. Broke several at a time on several occasions. Brothers did bronco busting (breaking for riding).