Monday, February 27, 2012

Willy's Early Life Continued

Willy left off being born and life beginning in the Panhandle of Texas. Willy was the last of eight children to be born of a couple that moved to the Panhandle of Texas in the early 30's from Central Missouri. Willy believes that he and one other brother was the only ones to be born in a hospital.

Willy's parents had four girls about as close together as children could be born and then waited about two years and started again with four boys. Willy's Daddy

always said that it took him two years to shift gears. So be it. Willy's oldest sister was married and moved out of the house when Willy was less than 2 years old.

Life was simple back then. As stated we lived many miles in the country and other than going to school we went to town once a week on Saturday. Life was simple and Willy never even knew that there was such a thing as a restaurant until he was about 15 years old. We thought we were poor in money but we always had food from the animals slaughtered and always had clothes on our back.

Guess what Willy wore for shirts. Guess who made Willy's shirts. Life was simple.

Next time we might talk about the hog killing, the braceros and the hard work that went on in Willy's neighborhood.

10-4 Willy

1 comment:

Sandee said...

Life was simple when I grew up too. We lived in the country and lived off the land as you did. Very interesting that we basically come from the same stock. I'm not all that surprised either.

Have a terrific day Willy. :)