A Trip Back in Time (Google eBook)

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Author House, Apr 26, 2011 - Fiction - 144 pages
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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!
 

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
4
Chapter 3
8
Chapter 4
14
Chapter 5
20
Chapter 6
22
Chapter 7
25
Chapter 8
32
Chapter 16
93
Chapter 17
98
Chapter 18
102
Chapter 19
110
Chapter 20
119
Chapter 21
135
Chapter 22
139
Chapter 23
150

Chapter 9
39
Chapter 10
43
Chapter 11
49
Chapter 12
53
Chapter 13
64
Chapter 14
71
Chapter 15
78
Chapter 24
156
Chapter 25
166
Chapter 26
168
Chapter 27
171
Epilogue
175
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About the author (2011)

Edwin F. Becker is 64 years old. Born in Chicago’s inner city, he was the child of a broken home due to an abusive, alcoholic father. He spent years in a Catholic Home for abused and neglected children as a ward of the state. Besides flourishing and achieving high academic standards, he learned Latin as an altar boy. With the sudden death of his father, he became a professional musician in his mid-teens, helping to support his mother and younger brother and sister. Touring the country, he met his wife of 44 years traveling through Tulsa, Oklahoma. Giving up this lucrative and exciting profession, he attended evening college and entered the early years of the computer industry initially as a programmer technician. As technology exploded in growth, he rose through the ranks into management and eventually a Corporate Vice president for a national healthcare manufacturer. After suffering a near fatal heart attack, he relocated to Missouri, where for a few years he and his wife ran an antique and collectible shop. He now enjoys the year around entertainment making Branson his home. His interests are numerous and varied, as his 64 years have allowed him to participate in everything from basketball to martial arts. His hobbies, besides writing and playing with his guitar collection, range from ballistics to bible history. His crown jewels are his two daughters and his four grandchildren. He shares the special interest of his youngest daughter [28] who fosters abused children and runs a animal rescue group. He has a son-in-law in Law Enforcement.

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