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From the “Early Age of Nothing” in 1915 to his retirement in 1980, Charles McCannon chronicles the people and places in between: unforgettable schoolmates on Maple Avenue in rural Illinois, Mousie Carr, Kelly Bishop, Billy Moberly and Chink Longbreak; the war years in Iowa and Kansas at the Weather Bureau and Aeronautics Administration with George Stanton and the Russian immigrant Lunch; treating animals like Duchess, Mighty Manfred, Dum-Dum and Delilah the lioness and animal owners like Thornton Thorpe, Smokey and Charlie Brokaw of the Towanderosa. Dr. McCannon never forgets a name or a tale worth telling in his memoirs, STORIES FOR MY GRANDCHILDREN.
Revisit the one room schoolhouse, a boy’s first car, a boy’s first plane, aeronautics of the ‘30s and ‘40s, subsistence farming through veterinary school, the ecstasies and agonies of golf and all the domesticated animals and undomesticated humans dealt with, always with humor and affection, by the County Veterinarian and Animal Control Supervisor for McLean County, Illinois.
Trade Paperback 266 pages
Publisher: E-BookTime, LLC
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