no sisters and his only brother, Howard, left home at the age of 16.
Daddy, only 11 at the time, was left at home with his father. Letters
would come from Howard telling of his jobs, first in a cafe in Colorado,
then in a lumber yard, and several other places until Howard finally
landed the job as manager of a lumber yard in Shattuck, Oklahoma.
Howards employer had him also take over a new broom-corn buying
operation. Howard eventually quit this job, moved to Sayre in western
Oklahoma shortly before World War I and started his own business of
broom-corn buying, which is what eventually brought Daddy to Oklahoma.
They were to be partners.