Big feet and babysitting

My basic training memories were at Sampson Air Force Base, N.Y., February 1954. The one moment I recall is marching in the cold and snow with holes in my shoes. My size was 13, and the Air Force did not have my size at the time. Later on in training my sister, who lived in Seneca Falls with her husband and two kids, used to pick me up on weekends, and I would babysit my two nephews. I recall the popular TV programs were “Howdy Doody” and “Captain Kangaroo.”

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