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Travels With Grandpaw [Kindle Edition]

David Davis
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Travels With Grandpaw is Tuesdays With Morrie--in Boots. David Davis is known for his award winning children's picture books, and this memoir is about his coming of age with Texas. The author traveled with his beloved "Grandpaw" Raymond Lacy (1905-97) all across Texas in a relationship that spanned forty-nine years. Mr. Lacy taught the author about hunting, fishing, loving, kindness and courage. Share their adventures and Grandpaw's tales of old time Texas. Visit East Texas in 1914 for Christmas with a buckboard full of roman candles, a new pocket knife, music, moonshine, and a kind old Cherokee named Joe. View a monumental skeet shooting contest between Grandpaw and an arrogant big time shootist near San Antonio. Laugh when Grandpaw and 8 year old David encounter a pair of dancing duck thieves while hunting f near Indianola, Texas. Attend a country wake in the Texas Piney Woods. Ride with Ray and his band in 1920 when they play a rural dance--and have to fend off a gang of robbers. Side 82 year old Grandpaw when he stands up to four young hoodlums at Braunig Lake! 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.

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  • File Size: 311 KB
  • Print Length: 125 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004T4WU1U
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating February 26, 2013
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David Davis has a remarkable memory of his grandpaw's many wise sayings. Good reading for any age. Enjoy David's writing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read March 17, 2012
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I went to the same High School and graduated a year after David and decided that there was a common bond there, so I purchased his book even though I don't remember him. After reading his book, I found that we had much more in common. David's book brought me back in touch with my memories and feelings for my " grandpaw". My grandpa is my all time hero . This book is so warm and beautiful. It truly brought back a lot of memories of dove hunting and fishing at the coast and spending time with my wonderful grandpa. Even if you didn't live during the time frame of the book and even if you didn't live in the San Antonio area, this book is a must read for the wisdom , warmth, love , and reality imparted in his book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Grandpaw "the best man I ever knew" November 25, 2011
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I'm an advocate of everyone writing as much of their own personal history as practical. It is an ideal way to transfer family stories, history and family values to the next generation. Occasionally some of us who seek it may even find a family writing from several generations past. These are real treasures.

When award winning author of great children's books, David Davis, set out to write his first adult nonfiction he chose to write about his grandfather, Raymond Lacy, who he described as "the best man I ever knew." In writing this very personal account of growing up under the influence of "the best man he ever knew", David has created a treasure not only for his family and his descendants but also for us, the reader.

All boys find a man to emulate; a father, an older brother or a "Grandpaw". In David Davis's book, "Travels with Grandpaw" he tells the story of the relationship between him and his grandpaw. From the outside it would be easy to say grandpaw was a working man who loved to fish, but we all know that men are more than the sum of their visible parts. David Davis tells the rest of the story, from his heart.

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Beautifully written. I laughed out loud, and then I cried my eyes out. This memoir is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking. "Tuesdays With Morrie -- in Boots" is an apt description. My favorite chapter in this memoir is probably "The Duel," which I'll describe as Rocky vs. Apollo Creed, not in the boxing ring, but on the skeet-shooting range. Though I grew up in West Texas, not East or South Texas, the cultural references to the 1950s and '60s resonated strongly with my family's experiences. TRAVELS WITH GRANDPAW is an honest, authentic slice of Texas and Southern history, a window into a time that won't return again, but should never be forgotten. Highly recommended.
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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.

AUTHOR'S BIOGRAPHY

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.


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