The Day Jim Got Shot and Other Semi-Truthful Stories

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AuthorHouse, May 21, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 260 pages

While growing up, Gary Tucker and his brother Jim had numerous shared experiences and adventures in the idyllic setting of Hannibal, Missouri which is located along the Mississippi River. As Gary's daughters Suzi and Kim were growing up, he would frequently tell them about these escapades. The girls never seemed to tire of hearing them, even as adults. This book details those experiences including the day Jim was accidently shot by their uncle; how Jim was saved from sin several times on the way to the hospital; and how Gary almost got the coveted .22 rifle he always wanted as the result of the shooting.

 

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Contents

Back in the Day
1
Get a Best Friend
17
Back in the Saddle Again
31
School Days
45
Toy Guns Real Guns Tragedy Waiting to Happen
59
Heaven for Us and Hell for Mom
77
Back to Hannibal
120
The Summer of58
133
Back to A D Stowell Grade School
149
We Defy Death and Get a New Brother
187
Spring Comes and a Young Mans Fancy Turns to Baseball
209
Good Bye to Hannibal
247
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About the author (2010)

Dr. Gary Tucker is a semi-retired educator. During his early years he lived in Hannibal, Missouri, which is located on the Mississippi River. Following the sixth grade, his family moved to east central Illinois, where he resided for 44 years. He attended the Danville, Illinois, public schools and later became a teacher, coach, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent of schools in the area. He holds a Bachelor's Degree and Ph.D. from Illinois State University, and a Master's Degree from Eastern Illinois University. He is currently an adjunct professor at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg. He married his wife Shari in 1969. They have two married daughters and four grandchildren.

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