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Book details
  • Genre:HUMOR
  • SubGenre:Topic / Marriage & Family
  • Language:English
  • Pages:272
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098329198

Memories of a Salty Pirate and His Beautiful Maiden

A Journey Through a Lighter Side of Life

by Neal Whitt

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From early childhood growing up in a southern city, to college, the Navy, law school and tax school, marriage, family, and growing older, Neal and Melinda's adventures in life will keep you laughing and engaged from cover to cover. Life is like a roll of toilet paper Neal says. The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes.
Neal's adventures began in the winter of 1948 when he was introduced in the world at Wilson Hospital in Haleyville, Alabama, as a whopping 9 pound, 9 ounce bundle of joy. His adventures had just begun. Later finding his roots in Birmingham, Alabama, this book follows over seventy years of humorous encounters in his life beginning in elementary school, his time at Shades Valley High School, his escape to Auburn University, and going from frat boy to an officer in the Navy just six days later. Neal outlines his life as a lawyer, finding humor in a profession that is hard to find. He finds the lighter side of his marriage to his beautiful maiden, Melinda, and their four children, and takes you through Melinda's role in Auburn University's first women's volleyball team, the first women's organized sport to play in the State of Alabama. Neal tells how he first knew he was getting old when a beautiful lady in a silver sequined dress crossed the room and headed directly to him only to tell him his shoes were untied and she was afraid he would fall and hurt himself. And, there are many others. Overriding all of the stories in this book is the spirit of living every day to the fullest knowing that your frisbee could land on the roof at any time.
About the author
Neal Whitt was born in 1948, and grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. He is a graduate of Auburn University and Cumberland School of Law, located on the campus of Samford University. He obtained his Masters in Laws in Taxation from the University of Alabama. After practicing law for over ten years in a small law firm specializing in corporate and taxation matters, he left the practice of law to join a Birmingham company engaged in the construction materials industry. He also served as Chief Development Officer of a major healthcare system in Birmingham. Neal and his wife, Melinda, have been called to serve in many community and charitable organizations. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority, and as President of the City Council of the City of Mountain Brook, Alabama. Both Neal and Melinda have served on the boards of numerous charitable organizations. Both are engaged in the arts community and show their work in galleries across the southeast. They are extremely proud of the four children, Trey, Vann (now deceased), Mindy and Carrie, and six grandchildren. All have been exceptionally successful in their careers and live in Birmingham, Alabama