The Journey

Growing Up in the ’40s and ’50s—Across 9,000 Miles!

by C. Graham Tyner



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/29/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 360
ISBN : 9781480869134
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 360
ISBN : 9781480869127
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 360
ISBN : 9781480869141

About the Book

It might be hard to believe, but there was a time before TVs, computers, iPhones, and iPads. You may think that at worst this sounds unbelievable, and that at best it seems boring—so what did kids do to occupy their time?


In The Journey, author Graham Tyner shares what it was like growing up in the forties and fifties—and across nine thousand miles—in America, a time when the nation’s spirits were high and when kids went outside to play! As a tribute to his children and grandchildren, Tyner offers a family history before providing a window into what a wonderful time it was to be a kid in our glorious country when he was growing up. He also chronicles his adventures acrossAmerica, where he moved eleven times and traveled a combined nine thousand miles while attending ten different schools.


With so many gadgets and distractions, it is all too easy to lose the importance of these simple but remarkable times. Yet this period was a wonderful time to be a kid, and even today, its lessons can offer the next generation a model for the future.

About the Author

C. Graham Tyner is a semiretired independent geologist, and he has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Baylor University; he spent most of his career as an oil and gas prospecting geologist. He has been involved in writing scientific articles, but The Journey is his first book. He and his wife live in the northern suburbs of Houston, Texas.