When he ran away from home, all he took with him were the clothes he had on, a box of crackers, and a jug of water.
He paid $19.46 for the car to the widow of the previous owner who was firm at $20 and would not budge on the price.
He still drives the car nearly every day and he is always willing to share his tale of a difficult childhood and starting a new life.
The T has NEVER left him stranded on the road, though he has drove home on two or three cylinders a few times and has only had two flat tires over the years.
Upon settling in Lansing, with no formal education, he started and then grew a successful grocery store on the north side of town.