Born 1935 in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania I lived with my two brothers, Al and Ron, and parents in one half of a duplex house on Horton Street. It was a basic house consisting of living/dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms and one bath. The kitchen stove and furnace were both coal fired. Dad was a plumber who worked for his father, owner of Martin L. Kaiser Company, Plumbing and Heating. Grandfather worked for his father, my great-grandfather, who emigrated from Prussia in 1858. He served in the civil war rising to a rank of Sergeant. The Kaiser copper and tinsmith business began in Prussia and can be traced to the late 1700's.