I was born in Rupert, Idaho. My Grandma Ella May Dockstader also lived there at 501 Second Street. She was a midwife delivering over 500 babies in her home, including me. I went to grade school in Rupert. We lived there until shortly after my bother Curtis Russell Christensen was killed. I was about eight years old.
Around the age of eight we moved to Napa, Idaho to a 80 acre farm. It had a beautiful home and my mother had a wonderful flower garden as big as our vegetable garden. We had cows, sheep, chickens, alfalfa, wheat, an orchard of fruit trees and sugar beets. When were harvesting sugar beets we'd throw the beets on a truck bed. I was too little to toss them up so they had me drive the truck. Daddy would put me on the seat and tell me to stay with in the rows. At the end of the row Daddy would jump in the truck and turn it down the next row.
My 6th grade poem - I play it cool And dig all jive. That’s the reason I stay alive. My motto, As I live and learn, is: Dig And Be Dug In Return. -Langston Hughes My 6th grad...
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