by Joe R. Cates, Fifth Grade
Triopia Elementary School
Willie Peck was born on August fourteenth, nineteen twenty, here in Arenzville. He has been a big help here in Arenzville. He helped establish a fire department and he helped build a ballpark and he helped with the burgoo. If he could improve anything he said he would improve senior housing.
His first job was working at a grocery store for five years. His second job was driving a candy truck. He did this for three years. His third job (the one he has today) was at this gas station. He has done this for fifty-three years.
He bought his house. The gas station was always a part of it. He has been married for fifty-three years.
He likes Arenzville because it's quiet and not as loud as the city. He also says the town has changed quite a bit. He says there aren't near as many businesses as there were.
He went to Arenzville Zuscka School. His favorite teacher was Homer Dahman. His favorite subject is math. He graduated from school in nineteen thirty-seven.
His favorite sport was baseball. He played it alot when he was a kid. He also played marbles in the school's basement. He was also on the track team.
He didn't fight in the war but he drove his candy truck up in Havana. He said there would be a guard at every intersection and as he drove by he would throw a candy bar to the guard. The guard would wave at him.