On Tuesday June 6, 1950 I was born to Charles and Geneva Rice. I donâ€™t remember
much about the day but have been told that Dad dropped Mom off at the hospital
and went to his job at Minton Machinery. My birth certificate doesnâ€™t have a time
of birth, weight or length and there is no baby book.
This is Dad and me in front of our house on Grapevine Road. It was on
the corner and later became Shady Nook Drive-In. The building in the
background isÂ Fugate Grocery Store where I get my daily fix of popsicles.
I went in several times a day and told them to charge the popsicles and
didnâ€™t understand why Dad cut off my charging abilities. My thoughts
were we didnâ€™t have to pay for the popsicles so why couldnâ€™t I have my
popsicles. Cherry was my favorite.
This is one of the few pictures I have with my Mom. It was taken on my
This picture was taken when I was two and I did love my bottle, carried it
everywhere I went. They took my bottle away and I never drank milk again
except for chocolate milk.
This is me standing on Dadâ€™s car down at the lake. The people Dad worked
for had a cabin at the lake and we spent a lot of time there.