Will That Be Regular or Ethyl?

Growing Up Along Route 66 in 1950s Missouri

by DeWayne Landwehr



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/14/2019

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 218
ISBN : 9781480875234
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 218
ISBN : 9781480875241

About the Book

This is the story of the author’s life growing up in a large family in a small Missouri town near Route 66 during the 1950s.

DeWayne Landwehr, like many boys who grew up in small-town America, lived through physical and sexual abuse—but he also enjoyed some great times. His early memories involved raising chickens: There were always eggs to gather. Every day, the family would bring them to the basement to be washed, candled, graded, and sold—or washed, sanitized, and assembled into the trays for the incubator, depending on whether they were to be eaten or hatched into more chickens.

With three older siblings, he could not wait to go to school. Every day, he’d see his siblings go to class—and it seemed so magical. The entire school system was located right across the street in three buildings.

Later, he started working his way to college at a gas station on the famous Route 66, where he encountered people of varying backgrounds. He struggled with the sometimes dishonest practices of his boss, contrasted with the necessity of keeping a job, and met interesting characters along the way.

About the Author

DeWayne Landwehr grew up in a small town along Route 66 in Missouri during the 1950s. He developed a sense of humor struggling to find his place in a family of six children, raising animals, coping with depression, and dealing with sets of morals different from his own. Landwehr currently lives in Anderson, Indiana.