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A Little Kid From Flat River: Childhood Memories of Charles M. Province Paperback – October 28, 2011
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About the Author
Charles M. Province grew up in a small mining town and on his Grandpa's farm in in Southeast Missouri. After High School, he joined the U.S. Army where he learned to wire and operate the old "IBM Punch Card Machines" - the precursors to today's computers. Mr. Province spent many years working for computer manufacturing companies such as DEC, CDC, and IBM. He worked for the Union-Tribune Newspaper in San Diego for forty years and has been a computer science instructor in the San Diego Community College District. The subjects of his previous books include General George S. Patton, Jr., the Korean War, World War II, military history, and computer science. He is also an accomplished actor, author of stage plays, singer, and all-round entertainer. He additionally owns a small publishing house that helps people publish their family histories. Mr. Province is available for book readings, lectures, and other entertainment work.
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You know what? I like that my little girl is going to learn to wear a helmet when she rides a bike. Not because it makes her soft, but because it’ll save us the pain of being huddled around her in the PICU at children’s hospital hoping she comes out of a medically induced coma after crashing and falling on her head.
The book is littered with these opinions about kids “nowadays”, and frankly it really got boring to hear about.
There is a bitter edge to some of the stories relayed in ALKFFR, yet Mr. Province manages to relay these episodes in a matter-of-fact way that doesn't hint at self-pity. Some of his relatives may have even said the dark times were necessary for "character building." I'm just guessing. ;-)
The pictures at the end of the book were a nice way to weave all the story characters together, even if they are strangers to the audience. I only wish more had been written at the end about his "strange relations," however, this was a book about Mr. Province, not the extended family.
Looking forward to future installments.