Miss Angie Randle: “I will say that, of all the teachers I have ever had, no one looked like a teacher any more than Miss Angie. With her white hair and lacy dress, and a countenance at once pleasant and inviting no nonsense, her picture belongs in a museum of Americana.” Page 166.
Donnie Schuman: “Right from the outset he was a character. He had a marvelous sense of humor and was creative and fun-loving. Over the next ten years, he and I would be pretty much in the same groups, doing many of the same things at recess.” Page 168.
Glenn Speck: “Glenn was one of a kind. He was a prankster and a flirt. He … was astonished when I took him out to my pasture and produced a couple of grape vine segments and a book of matches. We enjoyed a good smoke together. At that moment, as he told me much later, Glenn decided I could be a regular guy after all. But there was more to Glenn than pranks and fun, and I wish I had gotten to know him better when I was young.” Page 169.