I remember that train ride was during the fall of the year, so we would go through lots of trees and I could not fathom how many apple trees I saw! They were huge with apples. I though in my head, “my God look at those apples.” Apparently I was hungry for some fruit. Aside from that, there are not too many other memories.

As an eighteen year old, your view of the world is not so broad so I was not thinking about much more than getting my education. The whole trip felt like I was being shipped from here to there to here.

Life in Iowa