I hung out with friends, hiked in the forest, went to the same swimming hole you and your sister go to. I had to work the ranch everyday (Ed grimaced), but being a Boy Scout I got to travel and do a lot and camping and fun stuff.
Ruth: I know you didn’t LOVE, so why did you come back?
Ed: No, I didn’t love it, not the way your Grand-daddy and Robbie loved it. I down right hated it some times, especially after we lost Robbie.
Ruth: Grand-daddy told me all about that. Were you and Uncle Robbie close growing up?
Ed: We were brothers. We fought – a lot. But we loved each other. He’d do anything for me. That’s just the type of person he was. (Ed laughs) One time, I was little, maybe five or six, we had been playing Cowboys and Indians all day, even while doing chores. Robbie was older, so he was always the cowboy and I always had to be an Indian who was trying to steal the horses. And he would always save the day. That night, before we went to bed I told him that I was gonna be the cowboy tomorrow. He just laughed at me.