I'm getting into the swing of things here! ;)
Anyway, I just published three more articles about The First House.
The First House: A Real Swinger
The First House: Inside the House
The First House: Outside the House
All of those are fun, but the reality of it is that during those times and later, I learned to make do with whatever was available. Mom and Dad raised 8 kids on a ranch hand's salary and we never went hungry, never were cold or did without clothes. Mom was from a farm in Oklahoma and Daddy was from just over the border in Kansas. They both knew how to stretch a dollar and pinch a penny and then some.
Sure, we were poor, but we were happy and life was good.