As a natural born Hoosier in St. John’s Hospital in Anderson in 1944, my journey of life began.
My family heritage goes back quite a few years. Starting with my great-grandfather, Fletcher Anderson, who relocated from Kansas in the late 1800s.
He settled just a mile or so out of Fishersburg and had resided there until his decease in September 1956 at the old age of 101.
My great-grandfather Fletcher had married Emma Shipley of the area and had two boys of which their son Floyd Anderson was my grandfather.
My Grandfather Floyd had an automobile repair garage in Fishersburg for years and even had worked on Indianapolis race cars in the late 1920s.
People would come for miles around the Lapel area to have Floyd Anderson service their Model T and Model A automobiles He was regarded as one of the best mechanics in central Indiana in the early 1900s.