Steve Reece's grandma grew up in the Oklahoma dust bowl.

Steve Reece's grandma grew up in the Oklahoma dust bowl.

She lived through two world wars, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnamese War. During that time, she raised a son without a father who became a Marine, and a daughter who became my mother. 

Our cowboy president, Theodore Roosevelt was in office when my grandmother Tettie Mae Nash was born in Oklahoma on Oct. 6, 1903. The first-ever World Series was played during the week of her birth and just over two months later the Wright Brothers took flight for a few seconds at Kitty Hawk.