The Life Stories of Leland Barney – Episode 9
Leland Barney talks about his parents
Hello there and welcome to this ninth episode of the life stories of Leland Barney podcast. Leland always has much to tell and he shares a few interesting stories with your podcast host, Christine Reidhead.
Highlights from the episode;
- He talks about his parents and the different kinds of fun they usually had together.
- He talks about his dad’s latter days and how saddened he felt after his death.
He begins talking about how they went to every state in the USA and his mom, then they would spend the night in a hotel, and then camp out the following day.
When in New York City, they stopped to see John Rockefeller, who had a violin and would let all of them play. He also recalls how his parents used to tease him when they were at the beach, pretending they had left, only to come back for him later.
He then recalls how fun it was with his dad. They would travel about 500 miles in a day, then rest as they observed what was in the area and that would continue for at least 30 days. He then remembers when they went to Corny island and saw the biggest rollercoaster they had ever seen. He describes it as the biggest in the world.
He talks about how his dad was loved by many people for his neat character. Sadly, after his dad had a stroke, he remembers how his thinking got sick. His dad would become violent and even physically abused him.
Barney says how hard it was adapting to what he was doing and would always argue with him. Barney then explains the day his Dad died. How they had a long conversation in the hospital, telling him how he admired what he had done.
Please enjoy the episode.