“Lee in Action!”
“Little Lee” – – not quite two 2 years old and pulling the lawn mower – looks like he has lots of strength? Everything from our “Lawn & Tool Shed” that was at all possible for “Little Lee” to haul to his friend’s house only one block away, he brought and or pulled there! We were the first house on this block on N.E. 18th Avenue and Lee’s friend, Arthur’s house was the first house one block north. Our house was on the block next to the Bennett School, and most of the kids in the neighborhood would pass by our house if they walked to school. In the 1960’s, I do not remember any school buses picking up kids – but maybe some of the parents might have taken the time to drive their children.
“Little Lee” is a very friendly child, and with his two step-brothers, who were older, there were quite a few boys in and around our house. I was also “DEN-Mother” for Donald’s Cub-scout group and we would have weekly meetings at our home and the “PACK” meetings once a month at the school. In my Cub-scout group – “Little Lee” was included in lots of the activities we did in our home as I would take my group of boys on trips which included “Little Lee” – as he was having lots of fun seeing and meeting boys and learning activities with the boys in my “DEN” group.
With each of the “DEN” weekly meetings, there were supplies that I needed for each boy to work with, as I did not think that each of the boys could afford to be buying the necessary materials that were required, I would go to different stores and ask for donations of things that they might be throwing out – but only items and or things that we could make do for our BOY Scout projects. A great place to get lots of items – were the local “wall-paper” stores. They would have expired sample books of wall paper swatches and other items that the “CUB SCOUTS” really enjoyed looking through for papers that blended in that which they had in their own homes – and one popular item that the boys would make… was a “WASTE BASKET” – and other fancy papered boxes to use in their homes! “Kentucky Fried Chicken” provided the buckets that my group of boys would decorate.
“Little Lee” would participate in making waste baskets as well as lots of the other things they were doing – in the “past” stories you will see “Little Lee” in a “CUB SCOUT” uniform as you see him here – – in “Donny’s”and just as soon as Lee was old enough – he joined the “CUB SCOUTS – – picking up lots of Badges and Prizes for his work – – and just being the best “Scout” – – the best one – – that I know – – as he enjoyed the work he was putting into this – – “Lee later on joined the U.S. Navy – – and was the best looking “NAVY MAN” that I know of – – what else would a MOTHER have to say about her son! D.V.
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