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Book details
  • Genre:HUMOR
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:142
  • eBook ISBN:9781483553818

Stories from the Olden Days

by William P. Robertson

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Overview
Billy Robertson was born in 1950 and grew up in a rural suburb of Bradford, Pennsylvania. Told from the boy's point of view, STORIES FROM THE OLDEN DAYS traces Billy's roller coaster ride through childhood. The mainly humorous episodes relate his troubles at school, at play, and at church. Brutal teachers, treacherous classmates, and his quirky family all come under scrutiny as the plot unfolds. He also reveals the incidents and people that influenced him to become a writer. Come join in the games, jokes, and fun from an era uninfected by political correctness. An old-fashioned horselaugh provides the appropriate soundtrack.
Description
STORIES FROM THE OLDEN DAYS takes the reader on a nostalgic ride back to the baby boom era of the 1950s and '60s. The author describes the book as a combination of MAD MAGAZINE and CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN. With humor being the main focus, each story is arranged like a Spike Jones parody record. It starts with a sentimental memory from Robertson's childhood and ends with a funny punchline. Some of the topics covered are Little League Baseball, sled riding, tree houses, and childhood mischief. The author also discusses fights at school, good and bad teachers, and not so happy romance. Along the way, he reveals incidents and people who inspired him to become a writer. Come join in the games, jokes, and fun from a time uninfected by political correctness. An old-fashioned horselaugh provides the appropriate soundtrack.
About the author
William P. Robertson was born in 1950 in Bradford, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Mansfield State College in 1972 with a B.S. in English. Since then, he has worked in factories, taught high school English, and run a successful house painting business. Robertson began freelancing short stories, poetry, and articles in 1978, and his work has appeared in over 500 magazines worldwide. He has also published eleven poetry collections, two audio books of horror verse, six volumes of short stories, and thirteen novels. Bill is an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and vintage rock & roll. As a Bucktail Civil War reenactor, he's still playing army with his pals. For more information about Robertson's writing, visit http://www.bucktailsandbroomsticks.com.
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