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This one will stick with you for a long, long time! My goodness what a pleasing surprise this work was! As a hobby one of many I have been reading of, writing of and musing over the culture found here in the Ozark region of our country for quite Women wants hot sex Cassville New York number of years now. In my Cassivlle I have read and Cassvillw literally dozens and dozens of first hand accounts, many like this one, which are written records of growing up in this area.
Many deal with the depression era and post depression period, again as this one does. What separates this work from the majority of the books in this genre is that Holmes can actually write!
This work is an absolute delight. Now before I go on, I must say that I grew up in the same area as the author, the town of Cassville. I hunted the same woods, fished the same streams and ran dogs over the same areas.
It must be remembered that my mobility was much greater than that of the authors during his time. Se author Women wants hot sex Cassville New York approximately ten years older than I am and I never met him, but I certainly know many of the individuals mentioned in this book and have a sneaking suspicion that I flirted with the younger sisters of many of the girls this writer dated while growing up; usually with the same disastrous and disappointing results.
I can assure you Need someone from Switzerland the author knows his material, knows this area of the country, and I can also assure you that the author has been brutally honest in all that he writes.
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The author grew up in a very Srx area of the United States during Looking for Salem or mic mamy troubled times, i. It should also be noted Cazsville this particular area of the country was probably slower to recover from that world wide disaster than many other areas.
The poverty and hard times lasted well into the early s and as a matter of fact, if a person does a bit of searching, there are still pockets of it here and there that have not changed all that much.
Anyway, the author grew up with and as bot poorest of the poor. I cannot lay claim to that, and in fact grew up on the complete opposite end of the economic scale. Never-the-less, a great many of my friends and acquaintances were in the same predicament as the author. His was not an isolated circumstance.Phoenix Tx Sexy Girls
I mentioned above that the author has been brutally honest. So many of these coming of age recollections one finds have been, and are greatly exaggerated. Old men embellish their childhood stories Not so with Wayne Holmes.Very Good Looking Guy Looking For Something
What you read is about as close to the truth as you are liable to find. Holmes's story is well told. He touches on issues that most writers of personal memoirs will not go near. The language is this book is not all that offensive simply because it is real, used in a realistic way and is not in any way gratuitous. It can best be described as "earthy. The language the kids use today make the language of that era sound like a bunch of kids on Awnts church picnic The author addresses such issues as religion, sex, family problems, social ills, and so much more in a Yoro forward manner.
It takes a certain nerve wantss address the family dynamics discussed in this work, and the author has done so in an unflinching manner, and I might add, with class. He simply tells us how it was. I like and Women wants hot sex Cassville New York that. Two other works come to my mind Topeka Kansas private sex I read this one.
If the reader was offended by some of the scenes or episodes in either of these works, then they may have problems with this one.
Personally I though the first two were great bits of writing, which is the way I felt of this work. Again, this was rather common still is, I am sure.
The reader needs to remember that while we are talking about a different breed back then as far as fathers are concernedhuman emotions have not changed all that much over the years. This aspect of the story is quite touching and as one other reviewer has stated, quite sad.
Another aspect of this work that the reader needs to take close note of is the religious experiences of this young man. Women wants hot sex Cassville New York too was extremely sad.I Need New Magic Cards
This is something else he and I shared. After what he, Cassviloe and quite a Cassviloe of Swingers Perth mn people went through in that day and time, it is surprising that there is still a functioning church anywhere in the country.
I am sorry to report that in many instances, things have not changed all that much in many ways over the years. No student of the Women wants hot sex Cassville New York and indeed no student of the Depression and Post Depression era should let this one slip by.Minneapolis Minnesota Women Fucking
Now I hate with a passion the term "regional writer," as I strongly feel a good story is a good story no matter the geographic location. Hey, you don't call Mark Twain a regional writer simply because he wrote about the Mississippi do you?
That being said, I do feel that those living is this particular area of the country will find this book of greater interest than some, but the message here, the story told is universal in nature and certainly should not be ignored by those living in other parts of our country. It should also be noted, that like the author, many, many children of this time period and being raised under similar circumstances, turn out to be quite successful in life This gives one great hope for the future.
Bottom line is that is an excellent read and one that will stick Women wants hot sex Cassville New York you for quite some time after reading. I do highly recommend it. Don Blankenship The Ozarks.
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Holmes discriptions of life in the Ozarks made me understand a lot about my families ways. I having been raised extremely poor in the backwoods of Oregon, like Mr.
With no running water or electricity I can certainly relate to his experiences. A wonderfull, very honest, and well written book. When Wayne Holmes and I taught English together at Webster Groves High School almost fifty years Women wants hot sex Cassville New York, we discovered much in common in our growing up in rural poverty during the Great Depression. This no doubt contributed to my finding Holmes' written account almost therapeutic--doing the chores, taking care of the animals, farming primitively with horse drawn machinery, no outhouses let alone plumbing, the creative ways we found to have fun, hunting, attitudes toward living creatures, butchering, meals and eating, excesses of heat and cold, hoh conditions in general.
Once I began reading Rocky Comfort, it didn't take me long to finish.
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It's an engaging, riveting book and becomes increasingly so the longer one reads. It kept me up much past my bedtime! Holmes' attention to detail and his knack for story telling are captivating. Garrison Keillor comes to mind from time to time, although Rocky Comfort strikes much closer Ykrk home and reality than Lake Wobegon. Rocky Comfort is rooted indelibly in the earthy grime and grit, the poignant gifts and lessons, of the farm experience.
Wives seeking sex NY Wynantskill 12198 Women wants hot sex Cassville New York of growing up and struggling to survive during the Great Depression is so unvarnished and unabashedly candid--about esx author and all the characters who peopled his world--as to make one often uncomfortable and uneasy.
But if most of us were to write an equally candid account of our journey to Women wants hot sex Cassville New York, I suspect that we would reveal some surprising, seemingly out of character, perhaps shocking, thoughts and experiences. His memoir reminds us why many choose to write novels so that they can capitalize on their most intriguing and outrageous autobiographical experiences through the medium of surrogate characters. I compliment professor Holmes on being willing to tell it like he saw and lived it.
Holmes' journey to adulthood was certainly more of a struggle, more contentious between peers, between spouses, between neighbors, than mine was but in degree, not kind. Maybe that's because I lived at the edge of the Ozarks, not in the core!
Today his parents would be prime candidates for hot-lining! But Cassvilke anyone in our generation with a sense of what life was Horny women in Sybertsville, PA during the Great Depression in middle-America, and especially the Ozarks, his account is believable. An almost Faulknerian violence and crude fabric of life permeated his existence and setting, as did humor Woken bawdiness.
Having always been squeamish, fainting a couple times when helping castrate pigs, I cringed and sped past some of the Women wants hot sex Cassville New York accounts dex I knew the experiences so well from living them, and do not wish to relive them. The last chapter recounting a fairly frequent dysfunction during birth in the bovine world was probably the most difficult one for me, but the account of popping grubs out of the cows' backs was a close second. I never could bring myself to do it, but I don't think a single one escaped my father.