THIEME: But I think everybody, every young generation has come and visit these parks.

Bastrop State Park is one of the best parks in the country.

OFF SCREEN: I think it is, too.

It's not because I worked here. It's because I like it.

You got—in other words, it's a home away from home.

You got your swimming pool. You've got your golf course. You got cabins over there you can rent.

You've got places to put your tent. And it's just a home away from home.

When you look around at Bastrop State Park now, and you think back over the seventy years from the time you were first here to how it is now—does it make you proud to know you were part of that?

It kind of sometimes gives me the goose bumps. I think does the young generation see it?

The young generations don't patronize the parks. Very few. I belong to one six seven, and people come in and say, "We didn't know this park was here." Well you got to get around, see things, see how it's made. These rocks wasn't put up here in one day.

We didn't have no cranes to put some of these heavy rocks—you look at some of these rocks.

They're pretty big. It was the manpower. The boys did it.

Now, when I got out, I always said I was a boy when I got in, when I got out I was a man.

Now I'm eighty-seven years old, partly bald-headed grandpa (laughs). Does that answer your question?