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Ben Rod Jordan of Putnam County

Honaker, Keith

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ISBN 10: 0595431062 / ISBN 13: 9780595431069
Published by iUniverse, Inc., 2007
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Title: Ben Rod Jordan of Putnam County

Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.

Publication Date: 2007

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 0th Edition.

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Ben Rod Jordan's rustic environment consisted of unpaved roads, no electricity, no running water, no television or even a telephone. He and his companions created their own entertainment, usually provided by the swimmin' hole, hunting with his brothers and rambling the wood with their dog Bruno. Being isolated by the steep hills surrounding him, Ben Rod was invigorated by the sounds of the rattling freight trains and the whistling of the river boats sounding over the hills, stimulating his imaginative mind. His educational facilities consisted of a small one room schoolhouse, one teacher, a student body of sixteen which included students from the first to the eighth grades. Hearing the radio for the first time flinging a voice from a distance of thirty miles, amazed him, but further energized his vivid imagination causing him to wonder what lie beyond his rustic hilly environment. Fearing preachers, "because they buried little boys," he always managed to escape their presence. Ben Rod and his companions active mischievous lives even though hard and difficult, enjoyed life to the fullest when their duties were not required tilling the hilly farm on which they lived.

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Keith Honaker lived the life of Ben Rod Jordan often participated in the many mischievous events stated in the book. He served in WWII, received the Bronze Star with ?V? and other decorations. He is the author of two other books and a manuscript presently being reviewed by a publisher. Keith lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with Wilma, his wife of 69 years. They have five children, eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. He continues to keeps those around him on their toes as he is about as mischievous now as was the young Ben Rod.

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