Tales from the Pushin Off: Childhood During the 1940's and 1950's

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AuthorHouse, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 232 pages
Tales From the Pushin Off brings to life the era of the 1940's and early 1950's--of what rural life was like for families and children of that time. The stories portray the lives of a close-knit, extended family and their children, during the times of the Depression Era, WWII, food rationing, and life in a small town atop a mountain, located in the Cumberland Mountains in Southern Middle Tennessee. Most of the stories describe the deeds, misdeeds, and escapades of the author and two of his first cousins, both of whom grew up with him.
 

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Contents

The Family Circle
1
The Pushin Off
9
Electrification Comes to the Mountain
29
Sewanee Public School
37
Becoming a Boy Scout
49
Them Wamm Wascals
83
Uncle Johns Cow Bessie Mae
95
Back to the Pushin Off
101
Overnights with Grandma and Grandpa
141
Special Days at Grandmas House
149
Sunday School and Church
155
Christmastime on the Mountain
159
First Bicycles
165
Downtown Sewanee
177
Back to the Pushin Off Again
187
The World of Flight Comes to the Mountain
195

Back to Dear Old Sewanee Public School
113
Wintertime on the Mountain
133
Last of the Carefree Years
201
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About the author (2010)

Carl Finney was born in Sewanee, Tennessee, a small community located on a historic mountain top within the Cumberland Mountains in rural Middle Tennessee. Following high school and college, he served a career with the United States Army and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. Following retirement from the US Army, he followed a subsequent career in the field of Rotary Winged Aircraft Technology in the Middle East and Europe spanning over 20 years. Following retirement from this overseas career, he retired to Morristown, Tennessee. where he and his wife, and lifetime companion, Bobbie now reside.

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