Life on the Ranch 2
Both Philip and Seral Searcy were World War I veterans. Philip was in the army. The war ended before he was ready to be sent overseas.
In the navy, Seral was stationed on a ship that patroled the U.S. Pacific Northwest coast.
After the war, Philip returned to the ranch to continue farming. Seral went on to Oregon Agricultural College in Corvallis and earned his degree in commerce.
The one-room Boardman School was two miles from the Searcy Ranch. By eighth grade, Morris would drive a one horse cart to get himself and younger sister Helen to school.