My father often told this story. He was born in 1913. He left home at age 15. One of his first jobs was working in the stables at Applewood. I’m not sure who would have been living there at that time. He went on to ride the rails out to Oregon, then back. He joined the Merchant Marines and had many an adventure on the Great Lakes and then returned here and began working at General Motors, AC Spark Plug until his retirement in 1967. Perhaps his job at the stables of Applewood gave him his good work ethic.