We are entering the Christmas season, a time of tradition and families. Below is is a painting of my grandparent’s barn in Keystone, Oklahoma who came to Oklahoma before it had even became a state. My grandfather was a country doctor but never earned much money as people had little cash to pay him. A lot of his services like so many back then, were done on a barter basis. My grandmother was a teacher but then ran the family farm to support the family, which mostly consisted of orchards and dairy cows. They drilled five dry wells on the land but many of his neighbors struck it rich with oil.