*I grew up on a 295 acre farm. *Pa grew crops like corn, oats, wheat, and hay. *There were all kinds of farm animals...cows, pigs, chickens, goats, sheep, rabbits, ducks, horses, and once we had a donkey. *I had five brothers growing up. I still hear from my brothers, but Bruce is in heaven. He was my next oldest. *I helped mom around the house, but liked to help on the farm too. *I was part of the 4-H horse group until I graduated from High School *Church was three miles away. Our family was faithful going to church every Sunday.