Ten. Growing Up (Helen and Harry)

  1. George E. P. Box

Published Online: 25 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118514948.ch10

An Accidental Statistician: The Life and Memories of George E.P.Box

An Accidental Statistician: The Life and Memories of George E.P.Box

How to Cite

Box, G. E. P. (2013) Growing Up (Helen and Harry), in An Accidental Statistician: The Life and Memories of George E.P.Box, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118514948.ch10

Author Information

  1. Department of Statistics, University of Madison—Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 12 APR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118400883

Online ISBN: 9781118514948

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Keywords:

  • Culver Military Academy;
  • George E.P. Box;
  • Harry;
  • Helen

Summary

This chapter discusses the growing up years of the author's children Helen and Harry. As a child the author had a pretty good imagination, and he hoped that Helen and Harry would have the same. When the author's daughter Helen was about 14, she and her mother, Joan, became increasingly unhappy with one another and Helen decided she wanted to go away to a boarding school. Joan and the author agreed on Culver Military Academy in Indiana. Harry, who accompanied them on their visits, loved everything about Culver and joined Culver the next year. When he graduated, he was a lieutenant, next to the highest rank. Helen graduated at the top of her class academically, but the author thinks close to the bottom in matters involving discipline.