Elsie The Champion Runner
As long as I can remember we had a kitchen clock that sat on a shelf above the kitchen table. The clock was given to mom and dad as a wedding present. It had a very ornate carved oak wooden case with cut out designs . It stood about eighteen inches tall and was twelve inches wide and it chimed with a dull clank every hour and every half hour.
My younger sister Elsie was a real clock watcher. We walked home from school and every day we walked past the livestock sales barn. The barn had a big six foot clock on the front of the building. Everyone said the sales barn was one mile from our house in the country.