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A Nickel and a Gallon of Gas Don Blake

A Nickel and a Gallon of Gas

Don Blake

Published June 20th 2013
ISBN : 9781937862480
Paperback
152 pages
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 About the Book 

As a child of the period immediately following World War II, the author takes you to his humble beginnings in a rural community in west central Ohio, where life was simple and worries were few. Along the way, the sights and sounds of his boyhoodMoreAs a child of the period immediately following World War II, the author takes you to his humble beginnings in a rural community in west central Ohio, where life was simple and worries were few. Along the way, the sights and sounds of his boyhood surroundings bubble from his fertile memory. Youll read about the people and events in a village where Main Street was not the main street, and where picture shows, ice cream parlors, and J.C. Penney were among weekend diversions. Youll also learn how the author came to have three sets of grandparents. A recounting of an event that occurred at the county fair gave rise to the books main title, A Nickel and a Gallon of Gas. Youll visit a century-old maple tree whose solid roots beside the authors boyhood home grounded it against the storms of time, just as his solid, small town upbringing helped him face the gales of life that were yet to come. If youre of a similar generation, you may pass signposts of your life during this journey into yesterday. At the same time, those accustomed to the modern era may soon learn that life was a little different in those good old days.