A True, Living Story

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~ Chapter One

IT WAS 1956 and as a nine-year-old boy I was enjoying the freedom that living in a small Iowa town provided.   I had activities, both in town and in the country. Relatives on my dad’s side of the family were business owners while family on my mother’s side were farmers. I had a brother, eight …

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~ Chapter Two

When my family and I visited relatives in the country, I would take my Daisy model No. 25 slide action air rifle, (“BB gun”) and have a good old time shooting mice in the grain storage areas and playing in the cornfields.  (*Home movie to be added) Then there was the time I shot the window …

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~ Chapter Three

Life was very good for me in that little Iowa town.  I had my freedom to go and do what I wanted, as much as a ten-year-old can.  I had a new Schwinn bicycle, two dogs, good friends and a great family. Mom was a good cook, using good local food from our garden and …

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~ Chapter Four

My brother graduated high school and went off to collage. Dad had a new house built for us.  It was only about seven, or eight blocks from the house where I spent the first nine years of my life, but it was certainly a change.  In the over-all scheme of things, it was a small …

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  2. You have a very interesting family experience. You and your husband are gifted writers able to share your experience. My wife and I are new grand parrents and
    have another on the way. I will like to see your childrens picture book when it is ready.

    When I was in my 20’s,some time ago I spent three years in Oregon and a brief
    time in northern California. I also did a lot of trucking through the cornfields of Iowa.

    Marty

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