Of course, as a youngster, I thought “Babe” (Mildred) Didrikson Zaharias was wonderful. I continued to admire her sports enthusiasm and prowess all my life.
I’m standing outside the cement barn floor, where our basket was located before Dad built the full basketball court in the hayloft above. You can see hay stuffed in the corner of the loft.
Notice the gloved hands. Cold weather rarely stopped me from getting a little shooting practice in after school was out!