Ten. Growing Up (Helen and Harry)
Published Online: 25 MAR 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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
- Published Online: 25 MAR 2013
- Published Print: 12 APR 2013
Print ISBN: 9781118400883
Online ISBN: 9781118514948
- Culver Military Academy;
- George E.P. Box;
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.