Lessons for a Lifetime

Front Cover
AuthorHouse, May 31, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages

An amazing story of an adventurous young American who grew up in Cleveland, Ohio during the Great Depression, and World War II. Times were tough for everyone. Jobs were scarce, food was very limited and the American Spirit had disappeared. So had John's father. Left alone was John, his mother and younger brother who struggled together to survive. They not only did so, but eventually were all successful in life. A happily ever after story? Yes, but the road to victory was amazingly different.


What happened to John at various times, and in unexpected ways, over a long period of time was completely unbelievable. In this life story you will most likely encounter episodes which, although well explained will stretch your sense of reality. Don't worry; it had the same affect on the person to whom it happened. Even so you will find no gore, profanity or exaggeration in this book. You will, however see the world as John saw it and also have many good laughs. It is also certainly possible that Lessons for a Lifetime might uplift the reader as it certainly did for the author!

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

1950 The Amazing Year
121
A Different World
131
High Point 2
133
Indiana University Hooray
135
Education Phase Two
139
Figure this One Out
145
Florida State University Impressive from A to Z
149
Family Life as I had Dreamed
169

Back on the Ranch
19
The Beautiful Metamorphosis
21
Living It Up and Down
25
Getting to Know My Real Dad
27
TCBI No 4
31
TCBI No 5
33
A Happy Senior Year at John Marshall Almost
35
TCBI No 6
37
Off to College
41
Studies
43
Off to the Navy Air Corp
45
Flight School
51
TCBI No 7
53
TCBI No 8
55
TCBI No 9
65
Japan
77
TCBI No 10
79
Back to Abnormal
89
Making It Happen
93
Moving In BarelyTCBI No 11
113
A New Life
115
The Real Beginning
117
What does it take?
187
National Music Camp Here We Come
205
Tuffys Turn Around
213
Intermission
221
A Big Offer and a Bigger Trip
223
A Hard Job on a Soft Beach
229
Fun Living on the Beach
237
Goodbye to the Beach and Children
245
Love and Faith Show their PowerTCBI 13 and 14
247
Shifting Spiritual Gears Brings a Mission with Laughs and TearsIn the Dominican Republic
251
Shell Haven in the JungleTCBI No 15
261
The Latter Days Personally not Spiritually
285
How About a Little Back Packin
301
An Unusual Break on another Continent
313
The Trip of a Lifetime
357
Serengeti Here We Come
369
ABC and What We Learned
385
A Major Work in a Nutshell
389
The Calm before the Storm
391
The Balances in Life and a Final Decision
395
The Last Chapter
399
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2012)

John Canfield was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He knew his life would be musical from the time he heard the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra at the age of nine. He received his training from Charles Ryklich on violin and later received degrees in Music Education from Miami University (Ohio), in Music, Theory and Composition from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and his Doctorate in music from Florida State University. He founded and conducted the Fort Lauderdale Florida Symphony Orchestra, the Columbia Philharmonic in South Carolina and the Bloomington Indiana Pops Orchestra at Indiana University.


He also initiated and developed the stringed instrument educational program in Broward County, Florida - Ft. Lauderdale, Pompano and Deerfield over a twenty year period. He has taught musical courses at Florida State University, The University of South Carolina, Covenant College, Eastern Illinois University and Indiana University. His written works include: All Musicians aren't Mad, The Life and Works of Henry Hadley, The Band Directors Guide and Orchestral Etudes for Strings. He currently resides in Bloomington, Indiana with his wife June.

Bibliographic information