We have taken the road less traveled… and when there was no road, we made our own…
I grew up on a farm 25 miles from town. We were taught to trust in God, rely on each other, and be self-sufficient. We didn’t have a telephone so if there was a problem; we had to figure it out instead of calling for help.
We learned to shoot at a young age and my brothers and I packed guns just about everywhere we went. We hunted anything that moved, did chores is sub-zero temperatures in the winter and caught cat fish on willow limbs in the summer.I’ve always loved history, and as a kid read books about Kit Carson, Jim Bridger, Geronimo, George Washington, Crazy Horse and other historical figures. This provided me with a sense of the blood, sweat and tears that formed this great country of ours. I grew up proud of being an American and could sing the National Anthem by heart at age 5.