Born in Peru IN. My father worked with the Wabash and stuck with the RR through all the mergers until retirement. We were transferred a lot from town to town until Dad quit being a trainmaster and we moved back to Peru. He bought a hobby farm on the edge of town. The tracks ran along the edge of it.
GI Bill got me through BS, MS and PhD. I was a professor in three medical schools before retiring from Mayo at 59 1/2. Now i teach online for Walden U part time. Life is good.