Sunday, April 10, 2016

Interviewing my grandpa

This week I asked my grandpa what life was like for him when he was a kid.  I asked him to tell me what his favorite activities were, what chores he did, what he did with friends, and where he lived. I found out a lot of things I didn't know.

Ken Hardman as a kid

Grandpa lived in Van Nuys, California in the San Fernando Valley. He had a stingray banana seat bicycle that he rode down hills. For chores, he cleaned his room, took out trash, swept his dad's cabinet shop, and fed the rabbit.

Grandpa vacationed in National Parks in a camper that his dad made! He and his friends would play marbles, ride bikes, fly kites in the baseball field behind the church, and sneak into the church on weekdays to see if there was any food left from the socials the weekend before.

Sounds like Grandpa had a pretty cool childhood.