A lot of people can tell stories but very few can write them in a way that makes readers feel like they are part of the experience. Such is the case with IT’S ALL GOOD: TIMES AND EVENTS I’D NEVER WANT TO CHANGE. The book takes both a nostalgic and more recent look at the times and events of the author’s life while featuring the actual people who played intricate roles. In this compilation of 27 essays, the author relates his experiences that span over a period of decades. In many instances, the stories are written in a way that will make baby boomers rekindle their fond memories, as the stories unfold in heartwarming detail, while readers of other age groups will feel a connection as they compare the stories to similar ones shared by loved ones. With ample amounts of humor and sincerity, the author achieves his goal of having the reader relate to the stories on a personal and emotional level. In doing this he achieves another goal, that the reader will also shed a tear of joy or sadness or both…..just like he did as the stories came to life.
Targeted Age Group:: 35-75
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The desire to share true events in my life, that will allow the reader to identify with them and rekindle fond memories.
DON’T MESS WITH NELLIE
Back in the early 60’s, growing up in Southwest Philly, Mrs. Nellie Fagan was probably about 70 or so. Mrs. Fagan was a key figure in our lives back then because she owned and operated the soda shop/candy store on 64th and Garman St. This little piece of heaven served as the gathering place of several generations of boys who spent their time playing stickball, chink, wiffle ball and half ball using the store wall as the backstop. Across the street was St. Barnabas schoolyard. It was a mere trot from Fagan’s to enter the world of two hand touch, box ball and handball. So you see we had our own “Sports Multiplex” and it didn’t cost us a cent. After we were done playing, we would go into the store to replace our burned up calories. Cokes and Pepsi’s were 12 cents then. Three TastyKake chocolate cupcakes were also 12 cents….and they were big enough to fill you up. A TastyKake cherry pie, actually had cherries in it! They cost a dime. Mrs. Fagan had the hand dipped Abbots ice cream too. So you could top off your coke and TastyKake meal with dessert. That ice cream was the real thing. My mother would give me a large empty dish to take to the store and Mrs. Fagan would fill it with butter pecan and cover it with wax paper. It was generally intact after the short walk home except for the time I brought a spoon with me and ate about ¼ of the contents on the way back. That only happened once.
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