Growing Up in Greentree: From the Journal of a Wayward Son

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WestBow Press, Oct 10, 2011 - Humor - 204 pages
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Meet the large DeKlavon family from Greentree, a small suburb south of Pittsburgh. Join the Wayward Son in this light-hearted look at growing up during the war years of the 1940s. As the oldest son (and chief storyteller), he describes life in a home filled with love and laughter despite the hardships of World War II. Get to know his parents, who dedicated themselves to raising their children with high standards and the gift of humor. For all their determination, however, could even they turn this Wayward Son into a gentleman?

 

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Contents

In The Beginning
1
No Place Like Home
7
War Comes To Greentree
12
Starting School
18
Tom Thumb Debacle
28
Trying To Make A Gentleman
30
Christmas At Our House
37
My Neck Of The Woods
45
When Baseball Ruled
94
Autumn In Pittsburgh
101
Greentree Winters
107
Television Comes To Our House
119
Robin Hood
125
Legend Of The Kerosene Kid
128
Dads Weakness Besides Mom
137
Kennywood Park
145

Day To Day On Leon Road
50
Do Clothes Make The Boy?
57
Forced Labor
62
Moms Health Plan
68
Getting My Act Cleaned Up
73
Perfect Attendance
76
The Pepsi Generation
80
Motivating A Wayward Son
86
Dental Adventures
90
Day Care Billy
148
Paper Boy
154
Penn Lincoln Parkway
159
Whiskey Hollow
163
Smokey City
169
A Real Love Story
175
Things I Remember
181
Authors Notes
187
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