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Transcript of Richard Hassett
Richard doesn't remember having homework. He just remembers that he didn't like school. All he liked was playing sports.
His punishment was usually given by his mom not his dad. He was usually grounded. He was never spanked. Back then, spanking was common.
Richard was born at St.Mary's Hospital in Kankakee, Illinois on November 5th, 1943.
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St. Mary's Hospital was founded in 1897. In 1997 the hospital joined together with 5 other hospitals. They made St.Mary's larger.
He went to school in Kankakee in the building that is now Montessori. This building is now called Lincoln Cultural Center.
Richard loved to play with toy cars and trucks as a child. The most popular toys in the 1950s were Play-Doh and the game Yahtzee.
Most of his time was spent
playing sports. He played baseball, football, and was a water boy for some basketball games.
He went to Longfellow grade school and Jr High west.
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He had one older brother and no sisters. His brother is three years older than him.
His mother made most of his clothes. Sometimes he got hand-me downs from his other brother. Average cost of clothing back then was in between $1.98 and $22.50.
He had many cousins. During the summer he would go to his uncles farm and work with the cows and bulls. On Saturday nights they would play poker with pennies.
Richard was a marine and served in the Vietnam war. He earned a purple heart for being wounded during the war. He was there in 1963 and then had to go back in 1965-1966.