Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories guides you through every triumph and crisis of Shepherd's boyhood. One of the most entertaining involved the hijacking of the family's precious Easter ham:
BLAM!They say comedy is tragedy plus time; that's why growing up is so funny. Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories--like its author--never disappoints.
The kitchen door flew open. It had been left ajar just a crack to let the air come in to cool the ham.
I rushed to the kitchen just in time to see 4,293 blue-ticked Bumpus hounds roar through the screen door in a great, roiling mob. The leader of the pack--the one that almost got my old man every day--leaped high onto the table and grabbed the butt end of the ham in his enormous jaws. They were in and out in less than five seconds.
"HOLY CHRIST!" The old man leaped out of his chair.
"THE HAM! THE HAM! THOSE GODDAMN DOGS! THE HAM!!"
Although not as hilarious as I remember from the originals published in Playboy, Shepherd's stories still evoke laughter and some embarrassing nostalgia from high school days. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Ross
I did not care for this book at all. The various scenarios or adventures seemed disjointed and frankly not very interesting or compelling.Published 1 month ago by Eddi Rains
The golden memories were worth the time and Jean has a way of presenting a story that makes the happening seem more interesting than the plain facts of any story would otherwise... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert H. Boyer
Some of the funniest stories ever written about the age I grew up in. I read the title story in Playboy when I was at a really down point in my life while in the Army. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jack Raven Woodbutcher
What a great compilation of humorous stories. They should be developed into movies.Published 3 months ago by Sonja K. Cline
Great nostalgia. many "coming of age" moments seen in hind sight. My prom night could have easily turned into this. Read morePublished 3 months ago by homerba