When Great Grandpa Steve was 8 years old, he started school. He was too old for Kindergarten so he started in First Grade.
Math was very hard for him. He was very slow learning it.
The next school year they moved to a new school so he had to take First Grade again. That helped him catch up with the other students.
The next year when he started the Second Grade, he got so sick that he couldn't go to school. His sickness lasted the whole year.
(He had Diphtheria and could only drink a spoonful of water at a time)
The next year he started the Second Grade again. But just before school started he scraped his leg really bad.
(He got an infection in his leg bone that needed surgery.)
He couldn't walk on it for a whole year, so he hopped on his left leg. He made crutches from old brooms and cloth.
He worked so hard in school over the next several years that he was able to skip Sixth Grade.
He learned math so well that he became a math teacher at Weber College.
Grandpa Steve would say that you can learn anything if you worked hard enough.
What do you want to work hard to learn?
More About Grandpa Steve:
He was a great fisherman. He would help others catch really big fish.
He was the favorite fishing guide at Fish Lake.
He loved to hunt with his five sons and friends.
They were very good shots and would usually get enough meat to last the whole year.
He loved his family and he was given many awards for his great work.
He was a wonderful father.
And a good husband.
(This picture is taken on his honeymoon at Yellowstone National Park.)
He was famous for being a great football coach.