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WALDO WINDMILL writes: “i was born in rural Wisconsin, the sixth of 10 little ones. Had we lived south of the Mason-Dixon line, my father would have been known as a sharecropper, however in Wisconsin he was observed to farm on shares. He misplaced the best farm he ever owned during the exceptional melancholy. It’s protected to claim that money changed into scarce in our family unit and that we literally worked from hand to mouth as we loved the fruits (and vegetables) of our labor.

“My siblings and i attended one-room colleges, my five older brothers in wood County, Wisconsin. None of them went on to excessive college, however instead worked either at home on the farm or on a neighbor’s farm, as was the customized in that neighborhood. At the age of 10, I moved with my family to Sheboygan County, the place we persevered to farm on shares. I grew to become the first member of the family to attend excessive college, handiest as a result of that changed into the customized in our new regional. I’m proud to report that I ranked academically among the many right 10 in my graduating class — as did the different 9 seniors. Upon graduation, I worked for two years in the local canning manufacturing facility earlier than Uncle Sam got here calling.

“So indeed it become a Rural Rube who changed into drafted into the military on election day of 1952. I had been out of Wisconsin only a few instances, to attend Chicago Cubs baseball games, and that i notion that pizza pie become a dessert. Now i was despatched to castle Sheridan, Illinois, for a month of orientation, then to fortress Riley, Kansas, for basic practising.

“sooner or later in early March 1953, i spotted a sign on the bottom inviting any one who preferred to sing barbershop concord to accumulate that evening at the exercise building. I knew somewhat about the paintings kind and favored to sing, so I gave it a shot. What transpired that night and in the days to return changed into a real-lifestyles fairy story!

“The soldier who organized the sing-alongside become a fellow recruit who had also just arrived at castle Riley. He had already been assigned to special capabilities, the leisure department of the armed forces, and he had decided to arrange a barbershop quartet to supply leisure on the base. The sing-along turned into scheduled to announce his intentions and to ask these interested in becoming a member of his quartet to contact him for an off-the-cuff audition.

“regardless of my quartet event having been limited to a couple of evenings harmonizing with chums from church, I summoned the braveness to throw my hat in the ring. Quickly thereafter, i used to be bowled over to be taught that I had been chosen to sing lead (or second tenor) within the foursome, with Minneapolis John, the special functions organizer, singing bass; Beaver Dam Bob finessing the baritone; and Cleveland Herb caressing the high notes. Our chief named the quartet the Hut 4, in deference to military marching cadence, and our event began.

“Our first efficiency turned into about six weeks later in Longmont, Colorado, on the Rocky Mountain District Barbershop conference. En route, we stopped in Boulder, Colorado, to refuel. We then determined to discuss with Boulder Dam while in the vicinity, so we asked the station attendant for instructions. Devoid of changing expression, he nodded toward an east-west highway, pointed west, told us to drive 700 miles and turn left. Oops! We were obviously no longer the first travelers to be unaware of the location (and the brand new identify) of Hoover Dam. Embarrassed with the aid of our collective lack of expertise, we beat a hasty retreat and drove on to Longmont.

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“Six weeks later, the Hut four turned into one among 24 acts to audition for a visit to big apple city to appear on the military/Navy recruiting demonstrate, ‘ability Patrol,’ hosted by way of Arlene Francis on ABC tv. We were one among four acts chosen to function on the reveal, which aired on September 9, 1953, and were selected as winners of the ability competitors via a popular ‘choose’ of the day, the Applause Meter. As winners, we were granted a few added days to look the sights. Additionally, i used to be brought to pizza! Wow! Much less that a year after being drafted, this Rural Rube skilled his first airplane journey (the flight to manhattan) and his first pizza, now not to point out being triumphant in a talent contest televised are living on an immense network.




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