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Book details
  • Genre:HUMOR
  • SubGenre:Form / Anecdotes & Quotations
  • Language:English
  • Pages:92
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543916713

The Odd Little Book

by Eugene E. "Duke" Ellington

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A collection of a lifetime of observed humorous incidents and quotations, original humor and wisdom, and perceived enigmas.
Over his 84 years, the author has observed many humorous incidents, heard and read many humorous things and has had many original humorous thoughts. He has also developed a life philosophy which he has summarized into short sayings. For some mysterious reason, he has been able to remember much of this information although his memory is failing in some other respects. He has decided to share all of this before it is too late.
About the author
The author is an 84 year old retired natural engineer who resides in Kerrville, Texas. Duke was born in Iowa and raised in Moultrie, Georgia where he graduated high school in 1950. He served almost four years in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, and was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant in 1954. He attended Texas College of Arts and Industries in Kingsville, Texas where he meet his future wife, Helen Stewts. He graduated in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. After graduation, he worked for Conoco for 15 years in a variety of engineering positions. He then worked for the consulting engineering firm of Purvin & Gertz for almost 23 years, retiring as executive vice president.