A Trip Back in Time (Google eBook)
What if you could take your grandchildren on a trip back in time to 1956? This novel combines nostalgia with a grandparent's special relationship with his grandchildren in a tale of time travel. As he clearly sees their reality, he resents the blatant deterioration of our current society. Evident is the results of inflation, moral degradation, and the destruction of family values. It is his intent that though their view of the future is dim, and having been a victim of child of abuse himself, to show them that their ten year old lives will soon change, and what they observe and experience will never control their destiny.
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WONDERFUL HAPPY UPLIFTING BOOK ABOUT THE GOOD OLE DAYS!
This book brings back a lot of wonderful memories. The author Edwin Becker is a superb writer and a baby boomer like myself. I can relate to everyting he writes about. The story shows a love of family and takes one of the grand daughters Lee Ann on a trip back into time 1956.
I enjoyed each and every saying: When I was your age.......We had no Chucky cheese, we did not have remote controls and 300 channels but only 3 and had to turn a knob and for reception the tv had rabbit ears, they put one song on a record the size of your head, they did not invent birthdays yet, and a lot more.
Things were so less complex. You could stay out and play as long as you came home before dark. Kids played sports or did things outdoors like hopscotch, pic up sticks, built forts, take hikes, no computers, telephones had a dial or two cans and a rope, etc.
American bandstand was very popular along with Elvis and The Beatles.
I remember pitching pennies and nickels on the curb but was not as good as Ed. He made 45 cents in one day. That is awesome!
We would put pennies on the railroad track and retrieve them flat as a pancake after the train ran over them.
This is a pleasant, uplifting, inspirational book for all ages but particulary for Baby Boomers and their younguns.
Highly recommend Ed's other books and my favorite called True Haunting. This is a true story and dates back to 1971 when Ed and his wife Marsha purchased a two story house. It was so cold during summer no AC was needed. The best book I have ever read!