He was on the debate team that won 1st in state. I don't know the year. And he could recite the whole speech the begins with "In aprille". In OLD English!! Very smart man!! I really loved him.
But this is what my dad looked like
He was a sports caster on radio for years and then went to TV when we moved back to Dallas after mom died. My dad didn't debate or anything like that, but it did take him 5 years to get out of high school!! He would go to school a semester and had to work for the rest of the year. Times were hard and kids worked. Grandad worked hard on the farm and Grandad Jack worked hard too.
My dad, as a sports caster, had to keep up with all the statistics of all the players. He could do complicated math and announce at the same time. And he was the only person who could work the computer at work when he died.
More about grandmas next.