For a time after her father died in 1917 Gladys made her home with an older sister, Bessie and her husband, Henry Ogg. It
was during this time that handsome Gusta Scroggins came courting in his shiny Model T. Ford. While he was inside visiting Gladys her two young nephews, Ernest, about 12, and Andrew, about 10, began to inspect the new automobile and to their delight discovered Gusta had left a box of candy, intended for his beloved, on the front seat of the car. Soon boyish taste buds got the better of them and they decided to sample the content of the box.
Years later Ernest laughingly confessed: "Heck! We knew the punishment for eating two pieces would be as bad as eating more, so we ate the whole thing!"
He had no comments to make on the punishment that followed.
A Perpetual Scholarship Fund has been established with the College of Agriculture at Texas A&M University in memory of Van Edward Scroggins, by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Van Ellis Scroggins of Katy, Texas. A 1972 graduate of the University with a degree in Agronomy, Van Edward was killed in a crop dusting accident on April 26, 1976, near Katy,Texas. He