Tales from the Desert

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Xlibris Corporation, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 82 pages
This book describes a series of events occurring in the desert, often humorous, sometimes chaotic and even life-threatening, experienced by a boy and the man he became. The book also is well larded with science, lore and techniques for survival in the beautiful and often harsh desert environment. Growing up in Palm Springs a half-century ago, I was surrounded by celebrities. As a member of my high school tennis team in 1956, we were allowed to play at the world famous Racquet Club if we agreed to complete a foursome with guests when asked by the tennis professional. One day Marilyn Monroe needed a partner and I was chosen. On my first serve I hit my partner in the buttocks. Some say the ball goes where you were looking.
 

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Contents

Introduction
9
Shared Sleeping Bag
11
Critters
14
Heat
18
Carolyn Greens Snake
21
The Battle of Tahquitz Creek
24
Companion for Coffee
26
Soprano Soloist with Harp Accompaniment
28
Uranium Frenzy
44
Finding Water
48
Gold Panic
52
Mixed Doubles
55
Famous Last Words
58
Wildflowers
61
Dip
64
Newlyweds in a Pup Tent
65

Nighttime Pandemonium
29
Sand
31
Dig Here
33
Quicksand
34
Flash Flood
36
Whitewater River
37
Fish Fry
39
Sand Storm
41
The Charro
66
King of the Mountain
69
Sunstroke
73
Nearer To God
76
Acknowledgements
79
Autobiography
81
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