Twenty five true stories take us through a period of eight decades including humorous aspects which make for very interesting reading.In addition, true accounts of automobile travel in rural areas... More > before there were motels, paved roads, or oil company road maps, along with stories of people who endured gasoline rationing in WWII and other shortages, are woven together with a few vignettes from life in the office a half century ago.< Less
Accounts of varied memories of growing up after World War II, presented against the back-drop of a world in which television was in its infancy and home and automobile air conditioners were... More > essentially non-existent, are interspersed with humorous anecdotes.
The personal experiences of the author in a period extending from around 1947 to around 1987 are supplemented by a historical account of a little known campaign that occurred during the Civil War, which the author researched after recalling a roadside historical marker that he passed many times as a child.
For readers old enough to remember automobile models now considered classics, a time when luxury passenger trains criss crossed the nation and served many small towns, and an era in which propeller driven airliners flew the friendly skies, these vignettes will evoke nostalgia. Younger readers will learn of a world long gone.< Less