Like many kids growing up in impoverished circumstances, Ray Maynard had to use his imagination and a little ingenuity to stay entertained.
The only things he played with were things he could make, like that "go-devil snow scooter."
Starting with the stave of a barrel, he would attach a post and a seat, then slide down a snowy hill.
"That was my whole life. I couldn't buy it; I had to build it," Maynard said. "I was fending for myself. If I wanted something, I knew I had to do it myself."
Maynard, retired from law enforcement at age 44 following heart bypass surgery, once again found himse...