We're sorry, something went wrong. Please try again.
CURRENTLY SOLD OUT
Two Sheldon Iowa Summers: The Last Real Summer - Summer One - (General Introductions); The Summer of Final Judgment - Summer Two - (Join That Old Gang of Ours) by Donald De Vries (Paperback / softback, 2016)
A SUMMERTIME SCRAPBOOK: A Second related De Vries Family book in memory of three of six family members gone. The father, Waldo, the mother, Gladys, and the oldest son, Rod. Three sons remain. When tragedy struck, Les, Lorraine, and Vern hated themselves for their part in it. Would they be able to find any grace and forgiveness? Would they be able to find and regain the love they yearned for and once had? This is a Novella-yzed-AutoBio and Story, a diorama, a series of Stylized, moving tableaus, in living, setting chapter scenes. Suddenly silence The sound of silence How quiet and peaceful A Northwest Iowa Farm town can be. Les and Lorraine were naked in the back seat of his '55 Buckskin Tan Ford on a dirt road past the water tower near the Rolston farm south of town. Her hips moved without her willing them to do so. Small moans and squeals emanated from places far beyond human consciousness. The imperious urge thrilled and frightened him, threatening to suck him dry. He desired to simultaneously adore her and plunder her with rapture. Addendum and Disclaimer to, and an integral part of, the Novella-yzed-AutoBio and Story, Two Sheldon Iowa Summers: There is something I wanted you to kw about this little story that I wrote, Two Sheldon Iowa Summers. There were two additional things I kw my mother, Gladys, dear and well-loved lady that she was, had wanted during her lifetime. First, a number of times, because of my excessive drinking at a young age, she had asked me why I couldn't be more like Les. Second, she had four sons, and she had also wanted a daughter. Both of these things I made up and gave her in this story. She did have a son named Les in the story, and she did have a daughter in the story. Also, in this story, her husband, Waldo, did t die at the age of 54 of his first and only heart attack. Her son, Don, (there is one by that name in the story) in real life did get sober at the age of 26, after having drank for ten years, which made her very happy. Ironically, the very same person, named Bob, who gave Don his first mixed drink at age 16, twelve stepped him into sobriety exactly ten years later. In real life. Gladys died of cancer of the liver and pancreas at the age of 67. In the story it is kwn, even though t shown, that Gladys and Waldo lived long and happily well into their upper 80's. No one in this story, regardless of name or cars, [OR ANY OTHER SIMILARITIES], was patterned after a real-life person in behavior, speech, experience, or nuance. It is a made up imaginary amalgam used for story-telling purposes. That is why it is called a Novella-yzed-AutoBio and Story. Any common names, places, and experiences are portrayed fictitiously, and are only n-actual facsimiles of what might have occurred, used in loving memory and tribute to the times and experiences of my youth. [THE ONLY TRUE AND REAL NAMES USED AS SUCH ARE THOSE ON THE MEMORIUM AND TRIBUTE PAGES NEAR THE END OF THE STORY FOR PEOPLE KILLED OR BADLY INJURED IN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS OF THOSE SPECIFIC TIMES. IF I HAVE INADVERTANTLY USED NAMES I SHOULDN'T HAVE, OR HAVE NOT INCLUDED NAMES I SHOULD HAVE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW, AND I WILL MAKE THE CHANGES.] This is also an homage to my birth family and to my birth town and to countless others: Generally, everybody in my birth family was, and still is, the best. My mother and father, Gladys and Waldo, and my three brothers, Rod, Ken, and Terry, were and still are, specifically the very best a boy like me could ever wish and hope for. The same for my home town, Sheldon, Iowa. The same for my marriage family. The same for all my dear good friends. And a special mention to my friends in a certain anymous organization. Thank you all for my good fortune and many blessings. (Some truths were realized later.) 'Kwn to Jack Kerouac as Shelton' - Prime focus - the 10% - Alcoholics, Addicts, Mentally Ill; and also their caretakers, the 90% more stable and able to care for others.