Umber (21.12 — Leroy’s Story)

May 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

My parents back in Iowa were worried about my gambling, and wanted me to come home, marry Opal Barnes, whose father owned the land next to ours, settle down and help dad run the farm.  Some time back, Mom had selected Opal from among the daughters of her university-women friends, and had been pushing me to start courting her.  Opal was nice enough, I suppose, but I wanted no part of farm life.

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