The Story of Our Childhood
by the Children of
Donald Graham Dick and Bertha May Neisinger Dick"
STUMP Biking in our Yard
                    STUMP                Judie(Bike),Eileen(Trike),Jimmy(Stroller)


      Most of my growing up years were at 641 SW 124th Street. We had an acre of land and the only part that was developed when I was growing up was the first probably 1/4 to 1/3 of the property. In some ways, though, that made it a very interesting place to grow up. After all, we could go on all sorts of adventures. We could go on a wild game hunt (I was quite the tomboy and loved to capture snakes), or go pick berries (we had wild blackberries and huckleberries). We had a second driveway that was a hill that made riding our bicycle a very fun thing to do. Daddy had built us a teeter todder and that was really fun too.

      I liked being able to go off by myself, though, and sit on the "stump". It was a huge old dead stump. I would take a book and just sit out there (probably half an acre from the house) on that stump and enjoy the solitude. It was almost as good as having our own treehouse!

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