Was a tent meeting came to the area. A girlfriend and her parent invited me to attend with them. So I went to see what it was all about they had several evenings of meetings and I attend each and everyone of them. At the end of all of this they gave out Bibles to the ones who had attended all the meetings. That is how I got my first Holy Bible. I had my mother record in her handwriting the family tree and I still to this day have that Bible layed away as a treasure.
I still have "Man and Beast", a book my sister gave me for Christmas when I was about 10 years old.