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WRITER'S BLOCK, Vol. 3, Issue #8 We're giving autographed books! Details inside Newsletter
September 01, 2017
Oh, the Joys of the Dog Days of Summer
How I Got This Way...
HOW FAR WE’VE COME
I remember my 10th birthday…and not only because birthdays that end in zero are milestones but also because it was one of the few times I actually went anywhere with my mother.
A little perspective here: This happened back in the “good old days” (sixty years ago), before fast food, in the time when families still ate together at home while sitting at a table.
Then, after Dog n’ Suds, came the really big deal of the evening. We went roller skating! Such an event was huge! Wow!
More Perspective: Back when Andy, Barney, and Aunt Bee were living in Mayberry, how many times did Opie get to go to Mount Pilot for his birthday? Opie and I had a lot in common. We’d never heard of soccer mom’s, play dates, or that hideous term “Stranger Danger.” We spent summer evenings on the porch, or catchin’ lightnin’ bugs, or at the free movies in the park. We hung out with friends until after dark, and something like a cell phone could only have been used by Flash Gordon, Dick Tracy, or Captain video and his Video Rangers.
In spite of all that, the three of us…Les, Merv, and me…in one evening, had been out to eat twice, had bowled for the first time in our lives, and actually hit a surface on roller skates that was something other than pockmarked and broken concrete. And, we had done it on skates that were shoes, not clamped on shoes.
AND EVEN MORE PERSPECTIVE: Those of you who remember the metal clamp-on skates will also recall that you could turn the skate key until the leather soles of your shoes actually buckled under the pressure, and you’d still end up walking with one foot while skating with the other if you caught a curb wrong. Of course, if you were wearing your Keds, skating was totally out of the question.
Skating at the rink was amazing! We all knew we could ice skate, but roller skating had always been a haphazard ordeal, riddled with too many variables. But, not at the rink. The wooden floor was smooth, ankles stayed straight all by themselves. What a rush! The only bad part of the evening was when the guy playing the music to skate by called out my name, announced it was my birthday, and made me skate a hot lap all by myself while a couple of hundred onlookers who could not have cared less, cared less. All in all, though, it was a wonderful evening. We got to do neat stuff…eat out…stay up late…and it wasn’t really even my birthday yet. My real birthday wasn’t until the next day.
Book GiveAway Information
The Ironbear crew is working on revamping the newsletter. Our goal is to make it more interesting for you. So, guess what! We really want your input on what would entertain you the most. Please, send your suggestions our way. Oh, and by the way, there's even more than upped entertained in it for you! Here's what we're going to do. The first 10 people who email us a "do-able" suggestion will be snail-mailed an autographed paperback book of DEER RUN TRAIL. Any suggestion that is put into play will also get its sender an autographed paperback book of NODAWAY TRAIL.
So, get that brain a thinkin' then use the email below to send the results. (Remember, you must use the email address below.)
We named the channel David R Lewis. So, you can just type in David's name, and the YouTube search engine will pull it up, or you can click on any of the links below.
AND, HERE'S A DIRECT LINK!
The Crockett Series
The CROCKETT series:
Remember: eBook #1 of the CROCKETT series, FEAR OF THE FATHER, is still free everywhere. Here's the links:
As we mentioned last time, David has written a total of 8 Crockett books. At present, 7 are out. Number 7, Behind the Badge, was released in eBook format, January 27, 2017 on Amazon and Smashwords and has made its way to other major distributors now.
Take to the TRAIL
DEER RUN TRAIL is free on Amazon and other distribution sites in eBook format. GLORY TRAIL was released on December 25, 2016. That makes 8 books in the TRAIL series.
Passing that information on to all your friends would sure be appreciated. Below, we've included a few of the links.
See ya again on September 1st! If you enjoyed this newsletter; please tell all your friends to visit our website and sign up for the fun.
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