The Soldier: Alien in the Delta Series (Volume 2)

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The Soldier - Alien in the Delta by Thankful Strother"Chicken Dinner"An experiencethat stands out in my mind happened in a German restaurant. We were young menfrom the United States,living in Europe without a lot of exposure.Our knowledge of culture limited because we had not seen or done many thingsbefore coming to Germany.Bobby and I went to a German restaurant to eat dinner. We had gone there oncebefore, and this time we brought our friend, Shorty with us. The hostess seatedus and gave us the menus. While Shorty looked over the menu, Bobby and I hadalready decided what we wanted to order, so we placed our menus on the table.Noticing this, Shorty said that he would have whatever we were ordering. Thisrestaurant was very upscale. Each table had a white tablecloth on it with abeautiful flower arrangement in the center. The settings consisted of plates,silverware, glasses, and white cloth napkins. When the waitress came to takeour order, we all ordered the chicken dinner, just as before when Bobby and Ihad eaten there. Each dinner included a large piece of chicken, baked potato,salad, bread roll, and dessert. Except for the dessert, all the dinner itemswere serve to us at the same time. When we finished eating our dinner, ourplates were removed from the table. The waitress returned to our table carryingseveral small plates and bowls half filled with water with a lemon slicefloating on top. She placed the small plates in front of us and set a bowl oneach small plate. I asked Bobby if he wanted my lemon soup. He had enjoyed itso much the last time we were at the restaurant. Shorty began to laugh andsaid, "Let me get this straight. Are you telling me that Bobby ate thecontents of that bowl the last time you were here?" I told Shorty that notonly did he eat his soup, he also ate my serving. I described how Bobby tookhis bread and tore it into little pieces and placed them in the soup and used aspoon to finish eating his soup. At that point Shorty had started to convulsefrom laughing. We laughed along with Shorty, not knowing why he was laughing.When Shorty regained his composure, he told us that we were really ignorantcountry people. He explained that the bowls were call finger bowls because theywere use to dip your fingers into after eating chicken to remove the grease.Then the bowls would be removed, and our waitress would bring us dessert andplace it on the small plates. Well, we did not know anything about finger bowlsin Arkansas and Mississippi, where Bobby and I came from. Wecontinued laughing after finding out that Bobby had eaten finger bowl water,thinking it was soup. That was the last time we ate there. We were tooembarrassed to return to that restaurant ever again.

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Thankful Strother born 1943 in Grand Lake, AR., grew up in Eudora AR. Graduated from high school in 1961 and joined the US Air Force. Stationed in Germany for four years, there he learned to speak German and met his wife Barbara. Married fifty-one years and had two children. Thankful thirty-five-year career was with NCR and AT&T in telecommunications and computers. He retired in 2003 and lives in California. In retirement, he accomplished his goal to write a book about his early life. Alien in the Delta is that book. It is a memoir about growing up poor in a hostile environment in the 1950's to experience unimaginable success later in life.

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Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Alien in the Delta Series Alien in the Delta has been separated into a three books series. The Soldier is the second book. Thankful Strother spent four years in the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Germany where he learned to speak German, met his future wife and traveled throughout Europe. The Child is the first book in the series. It highlights the life of a boy from the age of six until he graduates from high school at age seventeen. During that time he discovers music, girls, learns to dance, and becomes self-aware. The Adult is the last book in the series of three. Thankful returns home from Germany. He settles in Detroit, gets married, starts a family and buys their first house. He goes to work in the automotive industry, learns to program computers, enters the corporate world and becomes a successful real estate investor. The Series end after his promotion to District Sales Manager of NCR Corporation and the family moves to a Detroit suburb. An experience that stands out in my mind happened in a German restaurant. We were young men from the United States, living in Europe without a lot of exposure. Our knowledge of culture limited because we had not seen or done many things before coming to Germany. Bobby and I went to a German restaurant to eat dinner. We had gone there once before, and this time we brought our friend, Shorty with us. The hostess seated us and gave us the menus. While Shorty looked over the menu, Bobby and I had already decided what we wanted to order, so we placed our menus on the table. Noticing this, Shorty said that he would have whatever we were ordering. This restaurant was very upscale. Each table had a white tablecloth on it with a beautiful flower arrangement in the center. The settings consisted of plates, silverware, glasses, and white cloth napkins. When the waitress came to take our order, we all ordered the chicken dinner, just as before when Bobby and I had eaten there. Each dinner included a large piece of chicken, baked potato, salad, bread roll, and dessert. Except for the dessert, all the dinner items were serve to us at the same time. When we finished eating our dinner, our plates were remove. The waitress returned to our table carrying several small plates and bowls half filled with water with a lemon slice floating on top. She placed the small plates in front of us and set a bowl on each small plate. I asked Bobby if he wanted my lemon soup. He had enjoyed it so much the last time we were at the restaurant. Shorty began to laugh and said, Let me get this straight. Are you telling me that Bobby ate the contents of that bowl the last time you were here? I told Shorty that not only did he eat his soup, he also ate my serving. I described how Bobby took his bread and tore it into little pieces and placed them in the soup and used a spoon to finish eating his soup. At that point Shorty had started to convulse from laughing. We laughed along with Shorty, not knowing why he was laughing. When Shorty regained his composure, he told us that we were really ignorant country people. He explained that the bowls were call finger bowls because they were use to dip your fingers into after eating chicken to remove the grease. Then the bowls would be removed, and our waitress would bring us dessert and place it on the small plates. Well, we did not know anything about finger bowls in Arkansas and Mississippi, where Bobby and I came from. We continued laughing after finding out that Bobby had eaten finger bowl water, thinking it was soup. That was the last time we ate there. We were too embarrassed to return to that restaurant ever again. Seller Inventory # APC9781490530178

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Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Alien in the Delta Series Alien in the Delta has been separated into a three books series. The Soldier is the second book. Thankful Strother spent four years in the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Germany where he learned to speak German, met his future wife and traveled throughout Europe. The Child is the first book in the series. It highlights the life of a boy from the age of six until he graduates from high school at age seventeen. During that time he discovers music, girls, learns to dance, and becomes self-aware. The Adult is the last book in the series of three. Thankful returns home from Germany. He settles in Detroit, gets married, starts a family and buys their first house. He goes to work in the automotive industry, learns to program computers, enters the corporate world and becomes a successful real estate investor. The Series end after his promotion to District Sales Manager of NCR Corporation and the family moves to a Detroit suburb. An experience that stands out in my mind happened in a German restaurant. We were young men from the United States, living in Europe without a lot of exposure. Our knowledge of culture limited because we had not seen or done many things before coming to Germany. Bobby and I went to a German restaurant to eat dinner. We had gone there once before, and this time we brought our friend, Shorty with us. The hostess seated us and gave us the menus. While Shorty looked over the menu, Bobby and I had already decided what we wanted to order, so we placed our menus on the table. Noticing this, Shorty said that he would have whatever we were ordering. This restaurant was very upscale. Each table had a white tablecloth on it with a beautiful flower arrangement in the center. The settings consisted of plates, silverware, glasses, and white cloth napkins. When the waitress came to take our order, we all ordered the chicken dinner, just as before when Bobby and I had eaten there. Each dinner included a large piece of chicken, baked potato, salad, bread roll, and dessert. Except for the dessert, all the dinner items were serve to us at the same time. When we finished eating our dinner, our plates were remove. The waitress returned to our table carrying several small plates and bowls half filled with water with a lemon slice floating on top. She placed the small plates in front of us and set a bowl on each small plate. I asked Bobby if he wanted my lemon soup. He had enjoyed it so much the last time we were at the restaurant. Shorty began to laugh and said, Let me get this straight. Are you telling me that Bobby ate the contents of that bowl the last time you were here? I told Shorty that not only did he eat his soup, he also ate my serving. I described how Bobby took his bread and tore it into little pieces and placed them in the soup and used a spoon to finish eating his soup. At that point Shorty had started to convulse from laughing. We laughed along with Shorty, not knowing why he was laughing. When Shorty regained his composure, he told us that we were really ignorant country people. He explained that the bowls were call finger bowls because they were use to dip your fingers into after eating chicken to remove the grease. Then the bowls would be removed, and our waitress would bring us dessert and place it on the small plates. Well, we did not know anything about finger bowls in Arkansas and Mississippi, where Bobby and I came from. We continued laughing after finding out that Bobby had eaten finger bowl water, thinking it was soup. That was the last time we ate there. We were too embarrassed to return to that restaurant ever again. Seller Inventory # APC9781490530178

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