My grandparents lived upstairs in our house in Dunseith and sometimes Grandma would keep an eye on my cousins and me.One day this was the case and my cousin Doug Warcup and I were out in the yard playing with my prize BB gun when he asked if he could shoot it? The lever slammed shut on his fingers when the gun fired and put a small cut on his finger.It’s called ‘A Christmas Story’ and is about a kid named Ralphie who wants a BB gun for Christmas.My BB gun story is not as good when it gets to the ending.I wasn’t very old at this time–before Carol was born–so I wasn’t looking forward to this.
I remember Grandpa came walking briskly down the alley and as I was trying to explain what happened, he grabbed my BB gun and whacked it on the ground a couple times until it flew in two pieces and then threw it in the garbage barrel and headed back to work.
To tell the truth, I had spoke to her almost a year ago for a few minutes, then again, less than a week ago. (I think) I do have her number & will call for directions. On August 16, 1980 she was married to Clarence Azure at Dunseith.
I haven’t really gotten caught up with her on her life yet. I hope this answers some of the question about my family……. Following their marriage, they lived in various places such as, Manheim, Germany, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Fort Knox, Kentucky.
George and Lela Cota were working at the Peace Garden in the mid 50s and one time when we were visiting them at the caretaker’s residence, George brought out an old BB gun that had been his son, Gary’s, and gave it to me. He told Mom that it wouldn’t shoot BBs any more but still made the noise.
It was a Daisy with a wooden stock and I was really proud of it.