The Large Morning Show In The Afternoon
Frank O. Pinion was born in Humboldt, Tennessee. As the oldest of 14 children, there were many nights when Frank went to bed hungry.
With no electricity or running water, Frank had to study by the light of a couple of candles and a kerosene lamp. The outhouse the family used was about 300 yards from their shack of a home. A Sears catalogue was the only toilet paper the family had throughout his childhood. Frank recalls thinking to himself at about the age of 10, “Someday I won’t have to live like this. I’m going to have a house with an indoor bathroom and real toilet paper. Someday I will be somebody.”