I’m an only child, first off, and my parents were both blue collar folks. Actually my mother did not work at all. She was a housewife until I was in the seventh grade. My father was a printer at the local newspaper, the state newspaper, and he worked with his father in the newspaper, who was a Linotype operator. This was when the folks used to actually type out the copy on lead bars that were then laid out, which my father did, and run through the printer. My mother, as I said, did not work until I was in the seventh grade, and she worked at a local laundry and dry cleaners as a, behind the counter. They were both of modest means. My mother came from a little town in the lower part of South Carolina called Harleyville.