We live in a fast-paced, hectic society which seems far removed from the less complicated days of the recent past when life was simpler but wasn't really all that easy in many ways. For all those kids who survived the 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's, and 70's, these stories from the good old days may strike a familiar chord.
Why, When I Was a Kid is a collection of heartwarming short stories from the true life experiences of a normal American country boy. These autobiographical ramblings offer a glimpse into a rural lifestyle that may inspire your own trip down memory lane.
As you venture through the pages of this book you will be brought to laughter as the author guides you through story titles such as, 'Dirt Clods and Aspen Trees', 'Cowpies and Lady Fingers', 'Buttermilk and Bologna Sandwiches', and 'Skunk in the Backseat', all of which will paint a descriptive picture of a young boy's escapades. Then tender stories like 'Hero Worship', 'My New Cowboy Hat', or 'Pautzke Eggs' may touch your heart and bring you to tears as similar memories of our own come to the surface.
These 'not so everyday' experiences range from a kid's perspective of life to a dad's realization that his daughter has grown up. Jim's gift for capturing these experiences in a fun and entertaining format will keep you reading till the end!
If you ask him to explain why his experience is overwhelmingly 'country', he will tell you that he should have been born in the early 1800's as a crusty old mountain man. He swears that his wife Susan convinced him to come to earth in this day and time instead, and excuses his many trips to his favorite mountain haunts to this affinity for an earlier time in history. James R. Palmer Jr. currently has a successful career as an Associate Broker and co-owner of a real estate firm near Spokane Washington and is the father to six wonderful children. He has been a construction worker, grocer, pineapple planter, farmer and horseman. He lives on his 33 acres in the woods with his wife, children, five horses and thre dogs.