He was a country boy, a description that, for many, might conjure up preconceived notions.
But don't ever stereotype country folk because you'd probably be wrong.
Dad was quite a character. He knew how to ride horseback but also played the violin. For country folk, it's a fiddle.
He was a wiz at math and had exceptional penmanship. Interestingly, he was neither left-handed nor right-handed, but completely ambidextrous.
Dad had blond hair, and so do I, but otherwise the apple fell far from the tree.