Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear. All pages are undamaged with potentially only a few, small markings. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: "This book is mostly about me trying to grow up on a large farm during the 1940s and 1950s in Forest Grove, Oregon. It is about the dangers, the losses, and some of the fun, too. I loved my dogs, my 1949 Red Ryder BB gun, my genuine four-strand lariat, Saturday's double-feature movies, and the joy of trying to keep my hardworking dad awake in church. Several people in my life were what I call a force. My early life was a grand opportunity to at least partially absorb their full measure. Human osmosis can be incredible! I also talk about dealing with my death twice and what I learned about still being here. Through it all, I strive to interject humor and fun." Roger Ritchey was born and raised in Forest Grove, Oregon, and still resides, at 73-years old, less than one-mile away from his boyhood farm. He is a 1963 agricultural graduate of Oregon State University. He enjoys compiling kid-time memories from his journals. His stories relate encounters with humans, hogs and dogs, although the reader will notice a tendency to get them mixed up. Almost thirty years of his professional career were spent preparing written rural property appraisal reports. He enjoyed the portion of the report that related to the "Highest and Best Use" of the property, thereby aiding the client. Late in life, Roger learned he simply had to write. The author also hopes the reader will comprehend the loss of his larger-than-life father at an early age and thus growing up in his father's shadow, which inspired Roger to become his own person. "Dad's death was the fuel for the fire in my belly," states the author.
Title: Hankering For The Way It Was
Publisher: Dancing Moon Press
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Condition: Acceptable. Reading copy. May have signs of wear and previous use (scuffs, writing, underlining). Dust jacket may be missing. Seller Inventory # 3IIEND002AW6