- File Size: 660 KB
- Print Length: 188 pages
- Publication Date: January 21, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004KAA8T4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,051,211 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Oris was six years old when he had his first experience with indoor plumbing and that was at his friend Henry's house. They were having a sleepover.
Laugh with Oris as he lets his goat Homer out of the pen while Oris' little brother Eddie is in the outhouse, knowing full well how scared Eddie is of Homer and knowing Homer would run straightway to the outhouse and continuously ram into the door with its head, scaring the ____ out of little Eddie. Hey, at least Eddie wouldn't be constipated now, would he?
Oris was seven in the 1940's. He would disappear on his mule Red or otherwise make himself scarce while his parents and other folks talked of the war that was underway in a far off country. He didn't understand it and such talk scared him.
Oris - a young boy with more chores and a friend (Henry) that no one should have to endure. Henry is just plain trouble, always prepared with a ready answer to suit his purpose. Knowing how to say the right thing to any grownup, Eddie Haskell of "Leave It to Beaver" would have met his match in Henry. Henry, however, surpassed Eddie through the way he would make himself look good with a quick spin and ready lie oozing off his tongue with seemingly no time to think of one. Why Oris would continue to hang around with him is anyone's guess.
Without meaning to, Oris would find himself in trouble time and time again.
I use to love listening to my maternal grandmother regale me with tales of her youth but now she's many years deceased and I miss those stories. Thank you, Mr. George for sharing yours. God bless you!
This book is historical "non-fiction", real, documentable, experiential occurrences retold as the author recalls his - yes, 'simple' days of youth. At 65 I can attest to the 'simplicity of yesteryear'...when life was indeed - less complicated, safer, more community-connected. Mr. George brings these simple times to the written page in an exquisite manner that can be shared by both adult and child, as another reviewer mentioned.
Even as adults, similar to the reasons some choose to listen to a priest, minister or rabbi review human foibles and lessons from a pulpit, the childhood lessons shared by this author, remind us how life itself can be the ultimate teacher. He shares his childhood lessons about scars of war and lost family members through A Man at the Side of the Road, exposes the reality and Love from large hearts like Anna and her larger-than-life efforts to champion mules at a crossroads in their history when mules became quickly 'disposable' in lieu of new technology.
Mr. George shares his 'childhood' lesson of 'acceptance' through the story of The Dunfee Mule, and her rider, Bert - a community lesson of 'judging a book by its cover' through which most of us struggle...till we no longer breathe.
No, this book isn't a tale from the dark caverns of mankind's scary and less Loving nature, or a fictional fantasy that allows unmentionable horror to easily snuff out life...over and again till there is no longer any 'human element' remaining.
It IS a 'real' set of stories...from a 'real' person...simpler times during the 1940's and '50's...on a 'real' farm in Colorado.
Responsibility meant something, taking responsibility meant you received plenty of privileges worthy of the work you'd done to earn them. Boys back then grew up to be men worthy of their hire and recognized for the ire in their back bone.
This book reminds you of what it means to be a man full grown while allowing you to enjoy a memory, a moment, a bit of time spent appreciating the joys of the world we grew up in, yesterday.
Fully captured by the stories in this book, I must say... my heart stopped when I finished the story of Anna and her efforts to rescue mules and donkeys. Thank God for neighbors like Anna's in this world!