Along for the Ride

Scenes Through a Moving Window

by Elizabeth Samuels



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/25/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 202
ISBN : 9781480861671
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 202
ISBN : 9781480861664

About the Book

Along for the Ride” is an anthology gleaned over the years from a collection of assorted kinfolk, friends and critters.

Part One of the book features Bipeds I Have Known and Loved, most of whom are part of the collection of Siblings, Cousins, Moms and Grandmas, Aunts, (that’s not Ants, it’s Aunts), Uncles and their significant (or perhaps not so significant ) others that comprise our talented, happily zany Family. It is drawn from the lore surrounding kith and kin that persists and is sometimes even (gasp) embroidered upon… especially when cousins are gathered in the family circle, “tellin’ tales and swappin’ lies”, well-lubricated by Sister Skits’ mint julep recipe.

Part the Second has to do with my years as young Wife and Mom, and my very rocky evolution into Housewife. Sprinkled through Parts One and Two are an assortment of Friends and Neighbors, some fascinating of themselves, some having a couple of endearingly loose screws that make them fine grist for this mill.

Part the Third is about Quadrupeds I Have Known and Loved, with an occasional nod to the Avian Set and even to a No-Ped I have become attached to, aka Big Jim, the Esther Williams of the herpetological set.

Hope you’ll join me and come Along for the Ride.

About the Author

Elizabeth “Betsy” Samuels grew up in Virginia Beach when it was a mere hamlet in winter and a family resort in summer.

An avid reader even as a youngster, Betsy became acquainted early on with the gentle irreverence of James Thurber, Mark Twain, Erma Bombeck, and Betty MacDonald. It is her hope that her own writing brings the same “laugh at our foibles and love us anyway” sort of wit and wisdom that those wonderful authors have brought to the Buffet Table of Life.

Betsy now owns and operates Foxfire Christmas Tree Farm in Buckingham County, Virginia, where she continues collecting tales of the Off-the-Wall and the Downright Peculiar.