How did Mama and Daddy create this calm?
Well, neither of them ever said a word about how they did it. It was simply their philosophy for the way they lived. I guess it was like breathing for them–you don’t think about the fact that you’re constantly inhaling and exhaling. You just do.
I don’t remember either of them yelling or screaming. Imagine that. Seven kids and no yelling or screaming! We kids knew what we were supposed to do and what we were not supposed to do, and we did it or didn’t do it.