All but orphaned Grady gleaned from life from every place he was tossed. A lot of post pioneer Oklahoma history is recorded among his experiences through powwows, roundups and Native American friends and relatives.
Grady McCord became a survivor from the loss of life's basics most people expect. Tossed from pillar to post, relative to relative, he chose a work ethic and the moral high ground when it could have been so easily the other way around. This inquisitive mind of Grady McCord led him to find the path to the ultimate home he will one day claim.