As I Remember Itby Howard Byron Nelson
This is a story of my life as I remember it, beginning in the Summer Lake Valley in the year of 1916. Most families in the early 1900s didn't have much and didn't expect much. Even after my folks were able to buy the farm in Summer Lake Valley it was "nip
The autobiography of a son, navy man, farmer, father, and grandfather from the Summer Lake Valley in Oregon.
This is a story of my life as I remember it, beginning in the Summer Lake Valley in the year of 1916. Most families in the early 1900s didn't have much and didn't expect much. Even after my folks were able to buy the farm in Summer Lake Valley it was "nip and tuck," you might say, to survive and to keep up the payments. Even after I got married in 1944 our life wasn't easy. Wages were low, even after World War II. I could have gone to college under the G.I. bill since I had been in the Navy, but I was more interested in buying a farm and raising cattle and sheep. Most ranchers were having to go see the banker every year to borrow operating money so farms were not really a very good investment. Still, I think that when we were able to buy our little ten-acre farm it became the highlight of our family's life. I enjoyed the fishing and deer hunting in Lake County, and took good advantage of it while we were there. That was all fun at the time, but now that the retirement years are here it has to be okay. I will always remember the days on the little farm and raising a family as being my best days.
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