Brown County Stories: Some Personal Recollections

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AuthorHouse, Nov 29, 2004 - Fiction - 188 pages
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BROWN COUNTY STORIES

Some Personal Recollections

 

The purpose of this book is to share some of the fun and interesting things that happened when I was growing up in Brown County.  The stories offered here were told to my five daughters around campfires and at many bedtime sessions as they were growing up.  They requested that I tell them over and over again.  They heard these stories, and many others like them, so many times they said they felt like they actually grew up with Cobweb, and Virgil, and Hazel, and Sis, and Bobby, and Stretch.  After many retellings I was once obliged to let my youngest daughter know that I had told her everything I could remember, or even make up.  To which she replied, “OK then, just start over.”

 

The various accounts of these uncommon experiences were reinforced for my daughters when they visited their grandmother who lived in Nashville, the County Seat of Brown County, and were able to explore the territory where they took place. All of these stories are based on things that actually happened to me and other live people in the good old days in Brown County.  They are as true as creative memory will allow.

 

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Contents

Chapter I The Sacred Ointment
1
Chapter II It Happened On Blood Alley
19
Chapter III Hazels Sweet Revenge
27
Chapter IV Outhouse Obsessions
35
Chapter V Feet Frolics
45
Chapter VI Fire In The Hole
53
Chapter VII When Bobby Came To Town
67
Chapter VIII The Smellin Contests
79
Chapter XII Marvins Warts
105
Chapter XIII The Secret Cave
109
Chapter XIV Egg Salad
119
Chapter XV Fish Bait Supreme
129
Chapter XVI Salt Creek
137
Chapter XVII Melvins Magnificent Motorcar
145
Chapter XVIII Feeling The Heat
159
About the Book
167

Chapter IX Geronimos Ride
89
Chapter X The Gambling House
95
Chapter XI Wadin On Home
101
About the Author
171
Back Cover
175
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BROWN COUNTY STORIES

Some Personal Recollections

 

The purpose of this book is to share some of the fun and interesting things that happened when I was growing up in Brown County.  The stories offered here were told to my five daughters around campfires and at many bedtime sessions as they were growing up.  They requested that I tell them over and over again.  They heard these stories, and many others like them, so many times they said they felt like they actually grew up with Cobweb, and Virgil, and Hazel, and Sis, and Bobby, and Stretch.  After many retellings I was once obliged to let my youngest daughter know that I had told her everything I could remember, or even make up.  To which she replied, ?OK then, just start over.?

 

The various accounts of these uncommon experiences were reinforced for my daughters when they visited their grandmother who lived in Nashville, the County Seat of Brown County, and were able to explore the territory where they took place. All of these stories are based on things that actually happened to me and other live people in the good old days in Brown County.  They are as true as creative memory will allow.

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