You Just Got to Laugh

by Audrey M. Paul; Ann Marie Vogell



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/4/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 70
ISBN : 9781425162993

About the Book

Come. Walk with me. Smell the dust of Texas country roads in summer. Feel the damp, soft fog of the California coast. Follow two families driven from the dust bowl of Oklahoma. My Mother’s people went to Texas while my Father’s family went to California. Ride with us over board roads placed in the sand between the two states. Watch as we hang suspended over a thousand foot drop on an icy road in the mountains.

This book is a look at how ordinary Americans lived ordinary lives. See how the policies and politics affected attitudes and circumstances over a fascinating period in history. There are no famous or heroic people here. There are just ordinary people who, in the course of their lives, did a few extraordinary things. This is my personal account of those times.

Come with me through small towns and large cities, through good times and bad, through danger, desperation, and exultation. Stand in sunlit meadows of the high Sierras. Experience the sharp bite of a blue norther as it sings around a small Texas farm house. Come, walk with me through my growing years.

About the Author

The cycle of moving that had begun in my childhood continued as an adult.I have lived in California, Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Virginia and Colorado. I always seem to return to Texas.

I have taught Hospitality Law and Front Office Management at Santa Fe Community College and Central Texas College in Killeen, Texas. I spent ten years in hotel mid-management, taught crafts (stained glass, leather, and lost wax jewelry making) for the Army Crafts program for fifteen years. I'm a Rieki Master and have given classes in self-improvement through energy use for the last ten years.

Currently I live in a small Texas town with my foster sister and two cats. I have three children, ten grandchildren and two great grand children. When not writing I enjoy reading, sewing and craft projects.