My memory from that date on is very vague until I was starting first grade a year later. I know we still lived in a small, one bedroom apartment for that time period; I think Judy and I slept on a pull out couch in the living room. So I think I blocked out that time because this strange man had displaced me...mom, Judy and I had all slept together in the bedroom before then!
I do remember a trip to St. Louis...that was the largest city near our little town in Illinois...and I remember riding the escalator...the magic stairway! Escalators were very new then...a friend of my mom's gave me a book entitled "The Magic Stairway" which is about a department store with an escalator...I still have it...a real antique now as it would be nearly 65 years old!!!