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Five questions with ... Sam Wallace of Harrisburg

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    Sam Wallace
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By Travis DeNeal tdeneal@dailyregister.com
updated: 5/1/2019 10:42 AM

Q. With spring finally in full swing, what do you like the most about the season?

Well, I've never given that any thought. I've just taken it for granted. It's going to happen every year. What can you do? You live with the weather you get. It's part of something bigger than you or I.

Q. Are you a big gardener?

I never did plant a big garden. My mom liked to garden a little bit and I'd help her a little bit.

Q. What is your favorite memory from when you were growing up?

Home. I was the youngest of 10 children, five boys and five girls. My mother was the eldest of 11. And we had the town (Omaha) pretty well sewed up -- the were about 300 people total. But really, home was it.

Q. What happened after everyone was grown and gone?

After we were all raised and scattered, we had great family get-togethers. I was still at home, but (my siblings) came from northern Illinois and northern Indiana and eastern Indiana, I don't know where all. But, we'd all come together, and by 7 in the evening, somebody would start a song, and we'd all harmonize. Dad would sing with three of us boys, and then he'd sit down and rest awhile and let four boys sing. I had one brother who had a phenomenal voice, and he moved to California. We never heard much more of him after that. Boy, did we sing.

Q.What is the most important or amazing invention during your lifetime?

Invention? For the good of the country or the bad? I'll tell you this. Too many of our leaders have turned their backs on God and then the rest of the country's been doing about the same and there's a price to pay for that someday.