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Soulman and Me; Our Journey By Pamela Rodriquez
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In the course of our routine lives, we seldom encounter real angels. Life for many is routine—we graduate, we marry, we raise a family, we retire and we die. But sometimes God (In whatever form... More > you know Him) will dispatch a spirit-creature, caregiver, friend, guardian or angel for a special purpose. Such an angel appeared out of the mists of confusion and doubt. His name was Hobie, aka Soulman. Soulman was a creature with a bad reputation—Soulman was a Pit-bull dog, but he and his sender both knew there was a real need. Pamela had cancer but didn’t know it yet. Pamela’s writing skill is a little back-home with odd grammar, but that makes the narration all the more real This is the story of their remarkable journey together. Enjoy Soulman and Me, Our Journey.< Less
Johnny Appleseed: The Romance of the Soweror By Eleanor Atkinson
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APPLE-BLOSSOMS that gladdened the hearts, and fruits that brought comfort and pleasure to the rude firesides of the earliest settlers in the Middle West, were the living memorials of an apostle of... More > beauty, peace and social service who is now almost forgotten. Explorer, missionary, fur-trader and conqueror preceded Jonathan Chapman, the nurseryman of Puritan breed, whose identity was lost in the devoted il Johnny Appleseed." His day was that of the pioneers who crossed the Alleghany Mountains; of the river boatmen who navigated the uncharted waterways of the old Northwest Territory, and of the Indian-fighters of the last border wars. All of these played their honorable parts in the winning of an empire of forest and prairie. But no one of them labored with greater courage, over such a large region of country, or toiled with the unselfishness and untiring zeal of this heroic orchardist.< Less
From Swamp Yankee to Desert Rat By Peter Pegnam
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The author manages to break all the "rules" of memoir writing in recounting in humorous fashion lessons learned from the small things in life: From selling fiddler crabs and quahogs as a... More > youth in Wickford, RI., to ending up with an odd-shaped Christmas tree taken from the mountains outside Omak, Wash., to eluding rattlesnakes and bears as a (supposed) adult in Arizona. There is a clerk who won't sell him three comic books for 30 cents because he doesn't have a penny for the tax, a wonderful jar of peanut butter (with no peanut butter in it) for a Christmas present, a difficult Latin teacher at La Salle Academy, a true humorist publisher at the Omak Chronicle. Eventually he concludes that he spent four years earning a journalism degree to achieve the newspaper gold standard: writing at the sixth grade level. As a newsman of three decades, he discovers how orchardists magically produce three apple crops a year. And he is sent out to interview an actor he has never heard of -- Jeff Bridges. A fun read.< Less
From Swamp Yankee to Desert Rat By Peter Pegnam
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The author manages to break all the "rules" of memoir writing in recounting in humorous fashion lessons learned from the small things in life: From selling fiddler crabs and quahogs as a... More > youth in Wickford, RI., to ending up with an odd-shaped Christmas tree taken from the mountains outside Omak, Wash., to eluding rattlesnakes and bears as a (supposed) adult in Arizona. There is a clerk who won't sell him three comic books for 30 cents because he doesn't have a penny for the tax, a wonderful jar of peanut butter (with no peanut butter in it) for a Christmas present, a difficult Latin teacher at La Salle Academy, a true humorist publisher at the Omak Chronicle. Eventually he concludes that he spent four years earning a journalism degree to achieve the newspaper gold standard: writing at the sixth grade level. As a newsman of three decades, he discovers how orchardists magically produce three apple crops a year. And he is sent out to interview an actor he has never heard of -- Jeff Bridges. A fun read.< Less