When I fell asleep, my mind drifted back to the simple times right after I graduated from High School. I thought I was too short for Sports and too dumb to qualify for an educational or sports scholarship. During that summer, I kinda fell into a good construction job and managed to save enough to go to Junior College in Eldorado for the first Semester. I spent the weekends and a few evenings sacking groceries at Safeway trying to save enough for second semester. I worked three winters in Kansas on the driveway of a Gas Station and darn near froze my butt off. I had almost all of the tuition for second semester in the bank when my dumb car broke down right after Thanksgiving. If it had been summertime, I am sure that I could have just pick up a used motor and with the help of a few friends put it in. There were a lot of used Chevy 283 CI engines out there as most of my buddies wanted to go bigger to the 327. I compared the engine work with the cost of tuition and saw pretty clearly that Junior College was out for a semester. A new motor and a boss that let me work full time and I soon had enough money to go to summer school. Dumb rules say you can go only about 9 hours in summer school and that wasn't considered full time to the Draft Board. Miss a couple of semesters of eligibility and I was not reported to the Draft Board for a student deferment. Local 69 out of Wichita had a fairly high quota each month and if you turn 19 and aren't in school, your letter gets written and soon it is Greetings... I made it for one more semesters at Butler County Junior College (BCJC) and no amount of talking to the draft board would keep me home. I really didn't want to continue the fight to go to school anyway.