How the Same Disaster Can Hit the Same Family Two Times

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Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency (SBPRA), 2011 - 18 pages
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Just as lightning is not supposed to hit the same place twice, this powerful book for young readers discusses How the Same Disaster Can Hit the Same Family Two Times. In 1953, when James was three years old, a fire destroyed the Sterling family home in the countryside near Groesbeck, Texas. Ten years later, a second fire destroyed the family home, but in a slightly different location from the first fire. The Sterlings could not believe that two of their homes went up in flames. Now, every time that James sees a fire truck or news about a fire, it reminds him of the blazes that engulfed his family homes. James learned that bad experiences happen in life, but the only things that were truly lost in those fires were things, not people. This stunning book points out that families suffer losses every day, but they can recover, learn to survive, and be stronger for it. Now retired from the military, James Milton Sterling says, After holding in all of the pain about the two homes that got destroyed, I realized that the best way to get it all out of my system was to write about it and tell my story. Born in Texas, he now lives in Eulenbis, Germany, where he is writing his next book. http: //

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