I had just graduated High School in June and had been working horses for a friend of my dad most of the summer. I was making $75. 00 a week, which was big money for a summer job in the late 60’s, most boys my age were making about $50. 00 a week. I guess I was small for my age at five foot five inches tall and about 120 if I was soaking wet, wearing boots, and coveralls with a barn coat.