As a child I loved spending days with my grandparents. They lived on a huge farm and I pretty much got run of the place. It was a child’s paradise! I even got to take some of the animals home as pets. I had a beautiful Bantam rooster that I brought home. The rooster did not stay home long though. He fell in love with a hen across the road from us. When the weather was good I played under the China Berry tree in the front yard or walked to the creek to pick blackberries. Out back was a big metal container where my grandfather crushed sugar cane for syrup. Sometimes you could find me there or in the barn with all the hay. It was the perfect place for kids and I have many fond memories.