Wishing to be in the play
Singing in Sunday school, I think that’s where I started. And also, mother sang. And in first and second grade I wanted to be in the plays, and I know one time I’m in the second grade going like this, and she said, “No, you were in the last one.” And she picked someone else, and whoever it was got sick, so I was able to be in it.
[You remember those things.]
But what was crushing to me, excuse me, I never studied music. And in the seventh grade, we were to try out, this was in the city, before we moved to the country. And she said, “No, I can’t use you.” And I was just crushed. Because you had to be an alto or a soprano. And I just sang, usually an octave lower.