first house we lived in that I can remember was on Rockwood Ave. in
Rockwood, TN. It was a two story clap board apartment house. I was
about 4 years old. I just barely remember living there. I think our
next residence was in Delray Beach, FL. We lived there for a few
years. I know I went to the first grade there. This is the place
where my sister and I would sneak out of the house at night and go
play on the local high school football field. We did that for many
nights. One night,my sister fell under the bleachers and cut her
knee. We had to go home and wake up mom and dad. This brought an
end to our nightly escapades on the football field. We left Florida
after my 1st grade and moved back to Rockwood, TN.
think we moved to a row house. These were built for men who were
working at Oak Ridge, TN. We lived in several houses in Rockwood for
the next 10-12 years. From the row house, we moved to an apartment
house on Kingston Ave. From this house we moved to N. Chamberlain
Ave to a rental house. From there we moved to a house that we
bought. We lived there until I gratuated from Rockwood High School.
don't know why we lived in so many houses in one town. My dad was an
electrician. He worked for TVA. He worked at steam plants in
different aread of the country. My mom was a school teacher.