"The three-story limestone house at 1800 Goodale Blvd. was my home. It was built by my parents C.H. Walcutt and Janette Walcutt, in 1901. At that time the land was part of Columbus but was later incorporated into Grandview Heights..."
"My mother, Pleasant Johnson Barton, was from a line of Johnsons; Isaac Johnson, her grandfather, was a well-to-do (I think) man. I really knew very little about Mother's life because she never talked to me, and very little to Dad..."
"I was born March 28, 1913. I lived in Grandview, a suburb of Columbus. My parents were Mable Alice Pinney and Joseph B. Pinney. I had an adopted sister, Mary. I was also adopted, although somewhere during my growing up I forgot that fact..."
"Thursday Aug. 26, 1965 It has occurred to me I might get a certain amount of pleasure by writing to myself a sort of disconnected but continuing letter. Whether I ever read it myself or anyone dear to me ever does, is purely incidental..."
"In 1906, Pop made his decision to try his hand at farming. He and Mom made plans with an architect to build a two-story, four-bedroom, cement block house. It became a show-place at a cost of $10,000, and by October 1906, we were able to move into it..."