• Joseph MILLS composed this narrative about 1961, when he was a resident of a nursing home in Stewartville, MN. The document splits naturally into six sections, perhaps done at different times.

    I transcribed these sections verbatim from a Xerox copy of a handwritten original, furnished by Norma Heine Nelson (Granddaughter via Joe's daughter Margaret). Spelling, punctuation, and capitalization of the original have been preserved.