Dwayne Lieske

My parents and I moved to Midland in early 1946. We were on our way to see my grandparents and great grandparents in Cisco, TX, and stopped in Midland to spend the night. It was the first time in years that I did not have an asthma attack, and Mom and Dad got to sleep all night . Dad liked that so much he went out the next morning, got a job, and we moved to Midland.

I attended South Elem. and then Cowden. There I found I was too small for football, too short for basketball, but just right for the band. I also learned that dancing with girls wasn’t too yucky.

At MRS, I discovered cars and a multitude of new ways to get into trouble. I took up racing early on. I held a Land Speed Record for almost 9 years. Unfortunately, I set it on Illinois St.

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