Friday, May 12, 2006

My Dad

My dad with his sisters in the field and with their mother in front of their house.
My dad did most of his growing up in the oil field camps in Oklahoma and Texas in the 20’s and 30’s. I don’t know how the mothers did it. The kids had plenty of open spaces to play and not on well-manicured lawns, but in dusty, dirty fields. Still, my grandmother always made sure my dad had clean, white clothes to wear to school.Clean, white clothes were important to my grandmother, but my dad did not like always wearing white. Maybe he didn't feel as if he fit in with his schoolmates.

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