Click on this image on the right for a link to get this ebook free from Kindle Saturday or Sunday only. Please share!I grew up in a family of competitive storytellers. A little thing like a stubbed toe gets us started. “Do you remember the time Grandpa cut his ingrown toenails out then fooled around and set his toe on fire?” That is not a hypothetical example. It’s beloved and oft-repeated tale.
At family dinners, wild tales start as soon as we’ve said Grace and the food is being passed around. “Remember that fifty-two pound turkey Daddy brought home to fatten for Thanksgiving on year!”
Someone else breaks in, “That old turkey was the meanest thing that ever walked! We couldn’t even walk out in the yard without him flying over the fence and flogging us. Mother was looking forward to him teaching those terrible Downs kids a lesson the next time they came out trying to tear the place up!”
The story is snatched away, “Yeah, and then………….”
It goes on and on. I’ve always looked forward to getting these stories down before they were lost, and after I retired, I got serious about it, knowing there was a possibility I might not live forever. Mother is hale and hearty far into her eighties, so with her help, I got down to business. The icing on the cake is that Mother illustrated the stories. Everything Smells Just Like Poke Salad is the result of our collaboration. It is available as an ebook on Kindle, in a full-color illustrated edition for family and friends and in a black and white print edition on Amazon. For the next five days, as a special promotion, it is available free on Kindle. Please take a look at it.