A Different Time

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

med book

Cyclone Fear

It was on the late afternoon of June 5, 1936 when we heard the double […]

This door handle had been on Bush's farm home. It's virtually all that was left after the cyclone hit. Note the metal plate that was twisted by the cyclone's powerful winds.

Kid in Osage County

My first nine years of life were spent in Osage County, Oklahoma.  After four years […]

Model Ts photo


Almost everyone in the world is horrified at the tremendous destruction done by Mother Nature […]

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

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  

Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries

It was 1935 and I would be nine years old that August.  In order to […]

Christmases Past

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

Boy’s Clothing in High School – 1940s

I was a freshman in the Snyder, Oklahoma High School when Pearl Harbor was bombed.  […]

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