John Wayne, Dog Calendars, and Etc.

John Wayne, Dog Calendars, and Etc.

As I’ve gotten older I have learned that people are very interesting. I’m always fascinated by stories from people’s lives, especially older people. One of the Frontrunner hosts, Steve, I sit with regularly on my way home from school. Me, another student, Steve, and the train conductor always sit together and eat lunch/talk before the train leaves. One time Steve was telling us how gas used to be like 13 cents (unbelievable, right?), and what he did as a child. His claim to fame is knowing John Wayne personally when he was a boy.

Philo T. Farnsworth

Many of you know that Philo T. Farnsworth is known for inventing the television. Yes, he did, not other companies who tried to steal it. As a little child, I was often proud of that fact, announcing it when we were to share facts about ourselves. “I’m related to the person who invented TV!” It always came with the expected awed mutterings of my fellow peers.