Cookies must be enabled to use this web application.

To allow this site to use cookies, use the steps that apply to your browser below. If your browser is not listed below, or if you have any questions regarding this site, please contact us.

Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • 1. Select "Internet Options" from the Tools menu.
  • 2. Click on the "Privacy" tab.
  • 3. Click the "Default" button.
  • 4. Click "OK" to save changes.
Chrome Chrome
  • 1. Click the "Spanner" icon in the top right of the browser.
  • 2. Click Options and change to the "Under the Hood" tab.
  • 3. Scroll down until you see "Cookie settings:".
  • 4. Set this to "Allow all cookies".
Firefox Firefox
  • 1. Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
  • 2. Click the "Privacy" icon on the top of the window.
  • 3. Click on the "Cookies" tab.
  • 4. Check the box corresponding to "Allow sites to set Cookies.
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Opera Opera
  • 1. Click on the "Tools" menu and then click Preferences.
  • 2. Change to the Advanced tab, and to the cookie section.
  • 3. Select "Accept cookies only from the site I visit" or "Accept cookies".
  • 4. Ensure "Delete new cookies when exiting Opera" is not ticked.
  • 5. Click OK.
Netscape and Mozilla Suite Netscape and Mozilla Suite
  • 1. Select "Preferences" from the Edit menu.
  • 2. Click on the arrow next to "Privacy & Security".
  • 3. Under "Privacy & Security" select "Cookies".
  • 4. Select "Enable all cookies".
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Safari Safari
  • 1. Click on the "Cog" icon in Safari.
  • 2. Click Preferences.
  • 3. Change to the Security tab.
  • 4. Select "Only from sites I visit" or "Allow".
  • 5. Close the dialog using the cross.
Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Book details
  • Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SubGenre:Historical
  • Language:English
  • Pages:94
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667823546

LIfe Along a Country Road

short stories, musings and reflections

by Gene Schultz

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Overview
"Life Along a Country Road" is a collection of writings that evoke images and memories with a tone of expectancy of the world on the verge of so much about to explode into existence. The book includes reflections on topics of importance to Gene from his 83-year-old experiences of life successes and challenges. The topics are seasoned with anecdotal stories harkening back to his youth.
Description
"Life Along a Country Road" is a collection of writings that evoke images and memories with a tone of expectancy of the world on the verge of so much about to explode into existence. The book includes reflections on topics of importance to Gene from his 83-year-old experiences of life successes and challenges. The topics are seasoned with anecdotal stories harkening back to his youth. Throughout this book, Gene shares memories of his childhood in the early 1940s on a farm homestead in central Wisconsin. These ruminations share a number of colorful characters like Yapchi-Yapchi, and the one known as the Earth Angel, a character who just disappeared one day but had a powerful and lasting impact. Other amusing stories illustrate the life and times of the eldest boy growing up with lumberjacks and farmers in a small rural churchgoing village. As advancements in technology have drastically changed a person's experience, the appreciation for the past is brought to light beautifully in Gene's stories and reflections. Resilience, tenacity, perseverance, a willingness to take chances, and the connection to the natural world begin to inspire and remind us to not only observe nature's beauty, but respect it lovingly, and have gratitude for it and all our loved ones.
About the author
In 1950 after graduating from the little white one-room school located up the road from their sandy 120-acre farm, Gene had ambitions to enter a seminary and study courses leading to the priesthood. The institution was just opening that year and was located 150 miles away on the bank of the Mississippi River. After eight years during which he completed his high school and college years, he was sent to St. Francis seminary clear across the state of Wisconsin on the western bank of Lake Michigan. There he took classes in theology for two years. He asked for and obtained a two-year leave and never went back. Shortly thereafter, met Bernice at a wedding reception and they were married in 1964. They are grateful for their four children and seven grandchildren. Gene found teaching in a Catholic school in Milwaukee enjoyable and enrolled at Marquette University for his certificate. Because of the low salary at parochial schools, he was forced to seek summer employment. This he kept up throughout his 16 years of teaching even after he transferred to public schools. Summer employment became time for him to indulge in what had been his father's interest in the plant growing business. This interest led Gene to start his own greenhouse operation. He and Bernice developed this into a thriving nursery growing and selling perennials and vegetables. Gene never forgot his earlier seminary training and became involved in most committees at the parish the family he belonged to for over 50 years. Semi-retired, he joined the Red Cross after going to help clean up after a tornado in Central Wisconsin. From coast to coast, and from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada, he was always ready and willing to go. Working his way up from technician to officer he did a lot of coordinating along the way and got the call to coordinate when the Trade Towers were hit. He had and continues to have a lot of stories to tell, something he loves to do. He and Bernice have enjoyed the birds and other wildlife on their 13-acre property. They also enjoy driving the backroads in the beautiful countryside of the Northern Kettle Moraine. After surviving two strokes and a massive heart attack, Gene took the advice about slowing down and simplifying. At 83, he took up writing again, as he began living in the world of memories. This is Gene's third work of collected stories devoted to Bernice and all those who have been victims of the Covid-19 virus.
Thanks for submitting a review!

Your review will need to be approved by the author before being posted.

See Inside
Front Cover

Loading book cover...

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Session Expiration WarningYour session is due to expire.

Your online session is due to expire shortly.
Would you like to extend your session and remain logged in?

Session Expired

Your session has expired.We're sorry, but your online session has expired.
Please log back into your account to continue.

This site uses cookies. Continuing to use this site without changing your cookie settings means that you consent to those cookies to enhance site navigation and the overall user experience. Learn more about our privacy policy or learn more about how to turn off cookies.