This book is a nostalgic, humorous, sometimes sad, and sometimes downright funny trip into the past! The author has written these true stories from his memory in a style that transports the reader back in time to the mid 20th century. They describe a rural lifestyle that was much more simple and slow moving than today. They tell of moral lessons imparted to children that are thought to be old-fashoned today! They tell about the lives and hijinks of farm boys growing up in rural America. They tell of a time that would be lost to the age of video games, computer technology, and fast foods, if these memories were not brought back to life! This is what Bill Ross has accomplished with his stories of that young group described as "Good Ole Boys". In this book. they live again as they did more than a half century ago! If you are having a bad day, some of the stories in this book will lighten your mood! Some may even change your perspective about the really important things in life!
High Water: Duke Snyder found his first job on a stern wheeler when he was sixteen years old. Ten years later he's still on the river aboard an old diesel towboat hauling eight barges of coal toward the Chain of Rocks above St. Louis with all hands on deck facing the ominous rise of high water.
The contents cover a middle aged middle-aged with two young children that sold their home and risked all by heading west in search of a fortune gold during the California gold rush in1849. Of course, they experienced some of the expected dangers, but also quite a few that they were unprepared for. In the book, the reader will enjoy learning about surprises that would be normally thought of in association with such a tough, rugged trip of this nature. The high point is the ending, which should not be read first. Unlike some writings, this would ruin the whole story. My hope and desire is that you thoroughly enjoy reading the story and tell friends and neighbors about it, in order that they can not only enjoy it, but also glean some interesting facts about life in a wagon train, as well as some interesting historical information. Good reading!
The Ice Cream Man is a story about a man named Stanley Gibson. The abuse that Stanley endured as a child by the hands of his very own mother gave him a dark streak through life. Stanley grew to be very distant and shy. He craved love and attention from anyone who would give it to him. Stanley is also smart, handsome, generous, loving, and very creative in his young life. Stanley created a way to turn the pain of rejection into profit while filling the emptiness in his heart with joy. Stanley changed from an abused child to a violent and unpredictable adult. He began to loose respect for human life because his need for love is far more important. Stanley wants to be adored and needed by his peers. Stanley sends the Westside of South Central into an uproar.
Jim and Valerie Quinn are educators who have a burning desire to teach in an international situation. On a previous visit to Turkey, they fell in love with both the people and the place. The people are very warm-hearted and hospitable. The cuisine is exotic. The country is the cradle of Christianity and a mecca of archaeological ruins. The landscape is peppered with fishing villages and rich farmland, as well as luxury hotels and fine dining. Upon arrival in Izmir, Jim and Val are showered with the initial installments of Turkish delight. Warmly received at the Izmir Turkish/English Academy, the Quinns are pleasantly surprised at the assistance they receive house hunting and enrolling their children in school. Assuming their teaching responsibilities, Jim and Val show their strong suit of relationship-building with foreign students. They have embarked on one of the most adventurous and challenging experiences of their lives. The Quinns’ teaching credentials and experience suggest a rewarding career progression. An added bonus will come in their travel to ancient church sites and in exploration of excavated ruins. The equation adds up to what they will soon discover as pure Turkish delight!
Lost in the Clouds is an everyday compilation of short story encounters in life from sea level to thirty-three thousand feet in the sky. From the break of dawn to the splendor of a sunset, we may find ourselves lost in the clouds; however, the mysterious power of God protects the soul through peace and joy, illuminating light through human connection. I am forever indebted to being closer to heaven and Him while providing a platform to serve as a Flight Attendant along with my fellow crew members and passengers. Through these encounters, we feel the embellishment of the Holy Spirit. Remember, God is good! Psalm 36:9, "For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we shall see light."
Underneath the squeaky clean surface of the town of McWhorter, Kentucky, lies a secret club. Controlled by Jock, the town’s mayor, this club decides the fate of McWhorter over servings of sausage gravy and cathead biscuits during Tuesday morning breakfast meetings. No one who dares cross Jock survives long. So when a Baptist housewife decides to run against Mayor Ledford in the May primary, neither she nor the mayor have any idea of the hornet’s nest being stirred up. When hometown basketball hero Trooper Daniel Brooks returns to McWhorter, he’s assigned to investigate the mysterious deaths of many of the mayor’s Tuesday Club members. During the investigations, Daniel renews his relationship with the mayor’s daughter, Caroline Ledford, whom he has been planning to marry since he was ten years old. When a feisty blond FBI agent named Tillie Grant arrives in McWhorter, Daniel finds himself entrapped in a love triangle. His life is further complicated when he realizes both women have motive and means to commit the very murders he is investigating. He soon finds out that the recipe for small town justice includes Gravy, Grits, and Graves.
Lucifer tells tales of his times and talks with his brothers, Michael the Archangel, and Jesus Christ. Over the eons, they have met upon the surface of earth and also in his throne room below. Lucifer (Lucy, as he is called by his brethren and even his big kahuna, GOD . . . He really, really hates it.) relates some of his recollections of things told to him and those that he himself experienced while spending time with Mike and JC. In doing so, his understanding of humans caused him to like them and respect their difficult walk through time. This did not, of course, in any way change his God assigned, none union, job with mortals. He goes on to tell of an evolutionary occurrence that resulted in the birth of an extraordinary being that earned his respect and admiration.
Lonely Planet Canada is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike the Rockies, marvel at the Northern Lights, or indulge in cultural delights from Montreal's cafe culture to the island villages of Haida Gwaii; all with your trusted travel companion.
This is my life, my reality. I am not a vampire, not a real one anyway. I am simply the lucky lottery winner of an all-star line-up of illness. From Anemia to Xeroderma Pigmentosum and all points between. The real diseases which have helped created the Vampire myth. Yes, I drink blood and my skin burns in sunlight. But I don't change into animals and I don't live forever. Not by a longshot. I'll be lucky to see thirty. So will my friends. We share the challenges of our disease, and the dream of living a normal life, as unlikely as that may be.
Calling It As I See It is a book of poetry portraying Black life, in general, as I have seen it throughout my life. Each short story in rhyme is written from the heart. I think some will touch you personally and others will remind you of the trail and tribulations of others. I am thankful to God for the gift of rhyme.
Founded in 1943, Negro Digest (later “Black World”) was the publication that launched Johnson Publishing. During the most turbulent years of the civil rights movement, Negro Digest/Black World served as a critical vehicle for political thought for supporters of the movement.
Best-selling fermentation authors Kirsten and Christopher Shockey explore a whole new realm of probiotic superfoods with Miso, Tempeh, Natto & Other Tasty Ferments. This in-depth handbook offers accessible, step-by-step techniques for fermenting beans and grains in the home kitchen. The Shockeys expand beyond the basic components of traditionally Asian protein-rich ferments to include not only soybeans and wheat, but also chickpeas, black-eyed peas, lentils, barley, sorghum, millet, quinoa, and oats. Their ferments feature creative combinations such as ancient grains tempeh, hazelnut–cocoa nib tempeh, millet koji, sea island red pea miso, and heirloom cranberry bean miso. Once the ferments are mastered, there are more than 50 additional recipes for using them in condiments, dishes, and desserts including natto polenta, Thai marinated tempeh, and chocolate miso babka. For enthusiasts enthralled by the flavor possibilities and the health benefits of fermenting, this book opens up a new world of possibilities. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.
Become one of the most sought-after guests in your circle and be asked back time-after-time with a little bit of help from Elizabeth Heiskell. It is usually the fist question you ask after receiving an invitation to a gathering or event: "What Can I Bring?" Now you'll have the answer! Based on the popular monthly feature "What Can I Bring?" in Southern Living magazine, no matter what the occasion, you'll have the perfect dish. From housewarming party to garden party, a new baby, a wake, a wedding, christening or anything in between, Elizabeth delivers over 100 delicious recipes, including appetizers, mains, sandwiches, desserts and more, that are sure to please a crowd, no matter how big or small. Additionally, these are all dishes that can be prepared in advance and travel well. But let's not forget the most important question: What can I bring to my own table? Whether you're looking for some new ideas for dinners to please a fractious family or want to make Sunday brunch a more special event, What Can I Bring? has you covered. Recipes include Elizabeth's take on Sour Cream Coffee Cake (perfect for welcoming a new neighbor!), delicious salads - Chicken, Shrimp, and Pimiento (you won't go wrong at the church picnic), amazing sides, including Lemon Rice and Spoon Bread (perfect for rounding out the potluck table), and comfort food that no one will be able to say no to, including Vegetable Beef Stew, Chicken Pot Pie, and Chicken and Dumplings, plus an array of desserts so good that that's the only thing people will remember about the meal. Above all, these are all delicious dishes, served straight from the heart, with no stress required.
Diary of a North American Researcher in Brazil III is the last in the series Stories I Told My Students. It is the continuation of the authors love affair and odyssey in Brazil, this time from 1988 to 2005. The volume brings to the present moments lived in Brazil and is written much more in the framework of a travel diary in Brazil. Short vignettes about people and places flavor the book. There is emphasis on academic conferences with many Brazilian Stories, the publication of works in Brazil, and more important, times shared with cordel poets, professors and researchers of Brazilian literature, folklore and popular literature in verse. Something new in this final phase of research, writing and professional life was the time spent in the city of So Paulo, at first glance an unlikely place for a student of folklore. A special moment was the participation in a unique event: 100 Years of Cordel sponsored by the SESC-POMPEIA in 2001 in that city. Others were with cordel poets and poet-singers in the Northeastern Cultural Center in So Paulo, and with Srgio Miceli of the University of So Paulo Press and Plnio Martins of Ateli Press, dealing with the publication of Currans final research efforts in Brazil. And lastly the book recalls fondly the time spent with friends who were with me in moments of happiness but also of solitude and some loneliness. I dedicate the book to all of them: cordel poets, researchers, professors, writers, friends, and to the person who sustained me most, my wife Keah.
Vivienne Nolan, lovingly referred to by family and friends as Mama Vee, is a God conduit. Whenever prayer is needed, call Mama Vee, and she calls on the Lord. Always understanding, nonjudgmental, and comforting, she offers loving support to all who need it. When a distinguished gentleman enters her life and proposes marriage, the family's God connection is threatened. Saying yes means a move from Oak Park to Phoenix-from all she loves and all who love her. Saying no means putting everyone else's