“Mrs. Sellers said to tell that the lard she got was sure nice. The meals served here are sure tasty. Last night we had hamburgers and everyone could eat all they cared for. I could only finish four.”
-- Postcard from my father, Sidney DeVere Brown, Winfield, Kans., to my aunt, Barbara Brown, Bloomington, Kans., September 22[?], 1941. This is the first correspondence I have from my Dad, age 16, after he started his freshman year at Southwestern College, in Winfield, Kans., a Methodist school about thirty miles south of the family farm. He lived at Mrs. Sellars's boarding house throughout his college years.