Today I am interviewing Joshua David Sims, a character from Dr. Don C. Kean’s book, I Didn’t Sign Up For This. Recently I interviewed Don Kean (which you can read here).
Hello, can you tell us your name and a bit about yourself.
My name is Joshua David Sims but everyone calls me J.D. I am from a place called Fishing View, Kentucky down “tween the rivers” in Western Kentucky. I was born and raised their and I hope to spend the remainder of my life their. It is the most beautiful place I have ever seen or have ever been to in my life. I grew up down on the Cumberland River with my parents and my younger sister and brother where we raised corn, tobacco, and cattle. I have the finest of families and am truly blessed to be so cared for and loved by them all. I can still remember just like it was yesterday all of the fun times I had with family and friends doing my very favorite thing in the whole world which is fishin. Fishing View has some of the finest fishin holes along the whole river. The huntin ain’t too bad neither. I returned home after the war ended and was blessed with the good fortune to be able to get my own place just upriver from where I was born, where I raise mules, cattle and corn. .My very favorite memory is on the evening of my 8th birthday when my daddy gave me my first gun. Read more