"Today I took the culaviator [sic] down to Brown's so he could plow his potatoes. I did not have to work very much and played with the twins and their two little kittens most of the time.
"Last Saturday I drove Brown's tractor home from our place all by my self."
-- Letter from my uncle, Bloomington, Kans., to my father, Boulder, Colo., Tuesday, May 29, 1945. This letter was written on my uncle's twelfth birthday. At that age, he was already driving the tractor down the road by himself. Brown King was my father's cousin, and about fifteen years older than him. I believe he lived about a mile or two from my grandparents.