A Different Time

When I was growing up in my hometown of Snyder, Oklahoma, population 1400, there were […]

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If It Had Not Been For

As I remember, it was in 1933 when I was seven years old that I […]

Jimmy at 2 with Floyd


I gave up girlfriends in the second grade when I got in trouble with the […]

Jim and Jean first Christmas

Black Ball

When as an adult, my sister and/or I would return home for a visit with […]


I recently was asked what do I say to my grandchildren. I have three step […]

Town Farm Hand

My eighth year was a pivotal year.  My sister was born.  I now had a […]

My parents, sister and grandmother outside the Town Farm home just before I went to Japan during World War II.

Balinesian Last Rights

When I was young, all last rights were conducted very much like that of my […]

Indonesia photo 2


One of the things I enjoy most in the world is to open our mailbox […]

Sis Fulps with my sister and me in Spring 2012. In Sis' yard in Snyder, Oklahoma.

Mae Goes Back to School

My mother, Mae Otwell Pershall, graduated from Snyder, Oklahoma High School in 1921.  Her father […]

Mae Otwell's (my mother) 1921 High School graduating class

Amateur Vets

At one time, the sign that welcomed people to my hometown of Snyder, Oklahoma included […]

My father Floyd Pershall and his twin calves that he loved so  

First Date

I was transferred from Oklahoma City to Fort Worth by Stanolind Oil and Gas Company […]

Where They Met

FLOYD AND MAE – AT THE TRAIN STATION Sometime around 1920, my granddad, Sam Pershall, […]

Mae and Floyd sitting on the porch of the teacherage at Mound Valley School where Mae taught and lived.

Christmases Past

Today is my 83rd celebration of the arrival of our savior, Jesus Christ.  I find […]

Twenty Cents Worth of Steak

As a child in a small town, I had the freedom to roam round anywhere […]

Linnie and Sam are in the upper left corner. My mother and father are in the upper right. The adults in the center are my father's brother and his wife, Roscoe and Cassie. The children are my father's sisters, Vera, Viola (Vi) and Mildred (who I affectionately called Auntie Go-Go). I'm the little boy in the picture and the remaining girl is my first cousin, Bettie Sue, Roscoe and Cassie's daughter.

Picture Brings Memories

About a month ago there was a picture in my hometown newspaper, THE KIOWA COUNTY […]

Otwell Building in 2012


Anton and Helen Juracek and their five children moved from Nebraska to Snyder so that […]

Lucille family helper for grandmother

The First Week Of December 1941

On Monday, December 8, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced that Sunday, the day before, […]

Me just after my 19th birthday in 1945 a few months before I left for Japan as part of the occupation