In this collection of funny stories, the author shares life lessons he learned growing up in Dunbar, West Virginia.
His father, who owned a cash register company in the nearby city of Charleston, passed along numerous business axioms, such as, “Always act a little dumber than you really are. It makes it harder for somebody to get over on you.”
The author also shares funny stories from the outdoors, including the time he and his father saw a boat with three fellows in it fishing with dynamite. When the fellows asked if they wanted some fish, they said, “Absolutely.” They went home with about ten carp, suckers, and catfish.
As a proud member of the Dunbar High School Marching Band, the author enjoyed many ball games, concerts, trips, and competing with other local bands … and also stirring up trouble.
He also recalls the interesting and eccentric people from his neighborhood, including Granny Fisher, who would allow boys to hop on the back of his truck before warning them to “hang on” because he was going to “run ‘er up to fifteen!”
Join the author as he shares life lessons and funny stories that have made him the man he is today.