Velma Wancura's dad wanted to be a farmer, so he traded a house in McCracken, Kansas for a quarter of land south of Beeler. He was a good farmer, and it took the whole family to make it successful. The kids helped milk eight to twelve cows twice a day, separated the milk, and sold the cream. Velma also remembered the horses. She recalled two by name, Joe and Barney. When Velma was six or seven, she started driving the team. Looking back, she said, "The horse looks so tall and big, I don't know how I did it."