We all have that one older funny family member. You know the one, he tells stories from his experiences and usually has people rolling their eyes. William Stokes is that person! He presents a delightful collection of memories that are truly life lessons even today! Stokes, through his memories and wit, provides opportunities to learn through laughter, sharing of memories and love.
Many will shake their heads in remembrance of similar experiences and crack a smile if not a full on belly laugh!
From chapters on "The Hammer is in the Petunias" to "Merry Christmas" one cannot help but feel warm and comforted in those memories he shares that are full of life lessons. His writing style is comfortable, breezing along with ease and sucking the listener along on the ride. Jump aboard and experience those eye rolling, belly laughing moments; it will be a wild ride!
This was originally self-published in 1968 and has been re-published in all modern formats as a birthday present from a grandson to his grandfather.
"This is a priceless collection of memories that we all share in one form or another - I can guarantee that at least half of you have avoided washing your hands as a small child, someone you know has eaten paste or drank ink, not made your bed or attempted to organize your tools! Each of you have met with similar disastrous results from childhood into elderlyhood! Enjoy Stokes' collection of remembrances and get ready to belly-laugh your afternoon away!" (Charla White, WordsAPlenty.com)
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Great stories and great laughs!
- Todd (Toad) Vogel "I love almost anything post-apocalyptic, zombie, scifi, ect. Always looking for some new earhole entertainment!"
Had me laughing out loud at times
"Slice of Americana" Each story is a slice of "Americana life" that had me reminiscing of my own father and grandfather and the stories they used to tell.It's a collection of short stories or columns from Bill Stokes' time at the Wisconsin State Journal and each of them we can all relate to. Stories of life at home, raising a family, work etc.
Had me laughing out loud at times as I could relate to many of the stories and things said, we all have someone like this in our family or have gone through one of these scenarios in our own life.
Well written and extremely well presented by all those who narrated, each narrator brings their own style but also manage to still present it as Bill Stokes ideas. Reminds me of "A Christmas Story" telling tales of life that we can all relate to. I recommend this to anyone who wants to step out of today's cares and worries and step back into that time in life when times were simpler.
- Amazon Customer "Audio book lover!"