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Eddie was nearly always dressed with something red on. He was so tiny and the grass on the many vacant lots was long, and Mom could see him easier. He was cute and here are two things mad us laugh, and maybe you will enjoy them. He had a friend called "Danny McCartney" at the end of the next block. Danny's mother had bought them each an ice cream cone, and they were sitting back on their verandah eating:
Danny: Can your Dad ride a tryke?
Danny: Can he ride it across the wires?
Danny: Gee whiz!
That little Danny got kicked on the head by their cow shortly after that, and was killed.
The other thing was another day, Eddie went up the street to visit a friend, "Mama Bates," (their whole family were our close friends,) and when he came home, Mom said to him, "Well, what did Mama Bates say to you today?" and Eddie said, "She say - she say, hello tinker!" He sure was a cute little guy, and many years later saved my life.