William Scalin The Herd from 93rd

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The Herd from 93rd

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Bill Scalin, after his surprise fiftieth birthday party, comes to a realization as to needing answers. He wonders as to why his friends were so free-spirited and carefree and had remained friends after some fifty plus years. He remembers his grandparents, parents and family members hard scrabble experiences; as far back and including the murders of his grandparents by local organized crime figures. He then compares them to his and his friends own free and easy life experiences. Bill then goes on to explore his own early childhood memories in a comparative study, including an assault charge with a squirt gun, followed by his shooting at a driver with a Japanese sniper rifle with a lit firecracker in its barrel! The teen years are cleverly incorporated by Scalin's frozen bedroom window of the future, which later matured to a window in a storefront that was later converted to a bar. The author then begins the arduous task of introducing some of his fifty plus friends of the Herd from 93rd in Cleveland, Ohio in the sixties; and their wild and adventurous actions fueled by an overabundance of beer and alcohol. His accountings of the early years contain true stories and characters that are both memorable and entertaining. Some of which border on the unbelievable like, Wild Bill Gambel who fell in an open cement mixer to the hilarious story about the Cleveland cop telling him and Jerry Smolek to have a nice day after going eight-five in a forty-five with a bottle of scotch on the front seat. Bill continues by reliving a sad story of Teddy the cop shooting a fellow officer and takes a curve to share two miracle stories of his problems with cliffs, jagged rocks and near death by drowning. It is to those memorable friends and events that Bill dedicates this book.

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William (Bill) Scalin s first venture into writing was a copyrighted cartoon called Bassman a fishing cartoon, with Bassman as a super hero fighting against water pollution and his arch enemy the blodge . This venture was followed by an article in a magazine called High Performance Pontiac a story of his beloved sixty-eight Pontiac Firebird. Bill resides in the mountains of North Carolina with his wife Debra. A son, daughter-in-law and a two-year-old grandson (and a baby due in April) live nearby in the next town. His daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter still live in the Cleveland area.

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It was during the tumultuous times of the sixties in a close-knit working class neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio where a large group of high-spirited teens were drawn together in a bond that still lasts today, some fifty years later. Life was lived jumping from one garage roof to the next and then growing up to jumping from one neighborhood bar to the next - and getting older, going off to Nam together. Bill Scalin reminisces exciting true accounts of his friends and family, ranging from the murders of his grandparents to stories of fun-filled events of some of the fifty plus rag tag group known as The Herd from 93rd. His words will not only entertain you immensely but will bring back memories for those lucky enough to have lived through a span of time that may never come again, making it a great gift for friends and relatives of that era. As Scalin says; I would like to think, for those of us who haven't been good enough to get to heaven, nor bad enough to go to hell, that God lets us pick a place and time in our lives that we could return to; I know the place I would pick if given the chance...East 93rd Street in Cleveland, Ohio in the sixties with my family and my loyal and true friends The Herd from 93rd. --Digi-Tall Media

How do friends and family of our early years become the threads that weave into the fabric of our lives? Read THE HERD FROM 93rd --- written by author William Scalin and just released by Entry Way Publishing. They grew up together as the kids who hung out around 93rd Street in Cleveland and their lives and adventures will bring back lots of memories! --Margie McCurry

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