A Journey from Slingshots & Marbles to Bottom Lines
The Millerfield area of Adair County, Kentucky was a wonderful place to live as a young boy. There was plenty of wild game to hunt and trap. Roy was an excellent marksman and had his own shotgun at the age of eight. The closeness of Green River was a great place to fish. The stream of water in Falling Rock Hollow provided a beautiful waterfall into a large hole of water that made for good diving and swimming, which the local boys took advantage of. Recreation consisted of ragtag baseball, played without gloves and a baseball made from string and beeswax. Pitching horseshoes was very popular for both men and boys. However playing marbles was the boys favorite. After graduating from the eighth grade, Roy started attending high school in Columbia, but after being told he had to buy his books, he quit going, thinking his dad couldn't afford it. However the short time he attended changed his life. Each morning the song, "Beautiful Dreamer" was played over the speakers. He was fascinated by the song, and decided he wanted to find the place of the beautiful dreamer. This started his long adventurous journey.
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