Harold J. Rutherford wrote this book "Dust, Wind, and Tears" about life on the Great Plains in the 1920's, 30's, and 40's. One chapter features my dad, Ernest L. Margheim. You can read it below.
When Dad got out of high school in 1940, he played his guitar and sang on the radio as "The Sunflower Wrangler". You can find that story here: http://www.hillbilly-music.com/artists/story/index.php?id=10639
My Dad's Memory Medallion page can be found here: