4 candy to children. They appreciate it. Young people ought to remember that they'll be old, too, sometime. Most children are coddled too much and so they grow up expecting it. They ought to be made more self-reliant.” [ Mrs. Savage, as tiny and quiet as her husband is tall and loquacious, broke in with the remark, “Yes, self-reliance is really the answer to most of our problems, don't you think.”
“Hell, no,” her husband let out a bellow. “You got to have somethin' else. ] You got to have honesty, too. Honesty in dealing pays better than trickery in the end. It's funny but the meanest trickster in the world gets by because he pretends he's honest. We can't get away from honesty. It's the standard of living today just as it always was. My grandfather, Captain Charles Tyler Savage always told me that no one can serve you as well as you can serve yourself, and that you've got to learn everything that you expect to know. I was taught to be truthful and self-reliant and all the people I ever worked for were. I went to work on a farm when I was ten years old at five dollars a month. I worked sixteen hours a day, from four in the morning till eight at night and I never thought I was abused. In August, when I was twelve, I went to Akron, Ohio to / work. I farmed and I was a chore boy in a hotel, worked in a flour mill nailing headliners on flour barrels, I did some surveying, too and worked in a stone quarry. I got a dollar a day for that and paid three and a half for board and room. Then I was in the hack driving business and then I went to Northfield as foreman on a large stock and tobacco farm. I've been a teamster and fired boilers and run steam derricks. All hard work but I liked it. For how long?