Andy was a big, good-looking guy and socially better adjusted than I was. At Lombard Junior High School we were in the same industrial arts class and in those days we traded a couple of weeks with the girls in Home Economics -- very progressive. Andy and I were assigned together to bake a loaf cake. I drew the short straw and got to insert the pan with the cake batter into the oven. Somehow, I managed to drop it about half way in -- cake batter all over the place. Poor Andy got no cake and had to share the embarrassment of my clumsiness. His father was my Boy Scout troop leader and his mother was the sister of my fabulous sixth grade teacher, Tom Poole. Altogether a great Galesburg family that influenced me positively in important ways.