The intent of "A Bundle of Early Life" is simply to record for my family and others who are interested, remembrances of growing up in Pratt. Nothing more; nothing less.

This afternoon as I write, I'm sitting on the front porch of my house (built in 2005). I am looking at the hay field, the corn patch, the pasture with a few horses. To my left is Mama and Daddy's house (built in 1953). This is where Keylon and I grew up. Straight ahead is Ma and Pa Gholston's house (built in 1890). To my right is Keylon & Teresa's house (built in 1981). Much of the scene is the same as the time from which I write, and much is different. Such is life.

Some aspects of Gholston Farm have varied, but the joy of life here remains constant. No matter where I have lived, worked or traveled, the longing for the farm has always been.

In these memories I have the blessing of returning to the time, place and people who molded me, taught me, inspired me and "grew" me. Come with me...

My Bundle of Early Life