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TRAVELS WITH GRANDPAW
A memoir of Texas Tales
I'd like to tell you folks a bit about my new ebook. "Travels With Grandpaw" is Tuesdays With Morrie--in Boots. I'm usually known for my children's picture books. This is my venture into non-fiction writing for adults. It's my coming of age story with Texas in the last century as a backdrop. A memoir of Texas tales.
I traveled with my beloved "Grandpaw" Raymond Lacy (1905-97) across Texas in a relationship that spanned forty-nine years. He taught me about hunting, fishing, loving, kindness, courage and loss. We had many adventures and you can share them, too.
Visit South Texas as Grandpaw faces off against the smartest stub-tailed one-eyed pirate of a rat in in the Lone Star State. Travel back to a Hill Country Christmas in the 1880's as told by an old cowboy born in 1869. Corner a wild tomcat in a Cherokee County outhouse with Raymond and his brother, Alton in 1910. Celebrate an early 1900's East Texas Christmas with a buckboard full of roman candles, a new Barlow pocket knife, music,firewater, and a kind old Cherokee named Joe.
Come along with David, and watch a monumental skeet shooting contest between Grandpaw with his old square-backed Browning and an arrogant skeet shooter shooting an engraved Beretta over and under outside of San Antonio in 1960. Watch Grandpaw and David as they encounter a dancing duck thief near Indianola, Texas.
Attend a country wake in the Texas Piney Woods. Ride along with Ray's band in 1920 when they play a rural dance--and have to fend off a gang of troublemakers and a vicious pit bull. Stand beside Grandpaw as he stands up against four young hoodlums--when he was in his eighties!
This book is about growing up, growing old, and the wheel of life, but mostly it is about laughter--and Raymond Lacy, an unbribed soul.
David Davis is a humorist, cartoonist, writer, and speaker. He's half of the "Two For One" dynamic duo school visit team.Davis has written 15 picture books so far. He grew up in Texas. Most of his stories and picture books draw on his Texas roots and his love of music. Two of his books "Texas Mother Goose" and "Texas Aesop's Fables" were named to syndicated columnist and writer, Glenn Dromgoole's Texas Top Ten List of books about Texas.
In addition to books, David has published pen & ink artwork, cartoons, poems, humor, and short stories.
He's an active speaker and presenter at educational conferences and schools. Davis is known for his good natured humorous talks.
He's done programs from Pre-K all the way to graduating teachers at college level.He's done programs at LeTourneau University, Baylor University, and Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi. He's presented at the Dallas Children's Book Festival, The West Texas Book Festival, and the Corpus Christi Children's Book Festival, among others.
He's appeared on TV, radio, and as featured author at the Texas Book Festival,Texas Librarian's Association Conference,Arkansas Reading Association Conference,Kansas Reading Recovery Conference, and many more. Over the years, He's traveled the country on numerous book tours.