Journeys From a Boy to a Man
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by Linda L Lattimer
Description: Follow Mike as his travels take him from a small boy to an aging man. As he recalls fond memories of growing up in a home with delightful stories to tell, to sadness that pricks the heart. Stories that find him with a new love and new family as he grows older, then leads him into a war that only brings much bloodshed and tears. A war that brings him back home to question motives in his own life, only to discover an increased love that he never knew existed, as his journeys take him from a boy to a man.
eBook Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press, 2006
eBookwise Release Date: March 2006
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [202 KB]
Reading time: 143-200 min.
All Other formats: Printing DISABLED, Read-aloud DISABLED
"Mike Fairmont was a happy man and a blessed man, a special man to his family and friends alike. Journeys from a Boy to a Man is written as a testimony to the author's husband. It's touching, funny, and well written. Mike's childhood is outlined through the eyes of a woman who loved him thoroughly. Their marriage was an example of intimacy that most of us can only aspire to. Linda was a lucky in romance lady."--Cynthia Whitten, Romance Reader At Heart
Ticket Anyone?: Introduction
The Arrival: Mike's Entry
The Trademark: Mike's Dilemma
Absolutely No Females Allowed!: The Sister
Teacher's Pet: A Lesson Learned the Hard Way
The Bed Wetter: Hiding Secrets
The Girl Next Door: Orange Crush
Can She Bake A Cherry Pie!: The Lie
Man's Best Friend: Bridget
Give Me That Old Time Religion: The Payback
After the Laughter, Comes the Rain: The Separation, Saying Goodbye
New Beginning: Recalling Old Memories
Brenda Lou, How Are You?: Dear John?
Young Man Where Was Your Head?: The Rooster
Let's Go South for the Winter: A New Journey
Love at First Sight: The First Sergeant's Daughter
The Misunderstanding: Newlyweds
Journeys from a Boy to a Man: The Dreaded War, Missing Families
A Burning Fire Out of Control: The Family Portrait
A Father for All the Right Reasons: The Loss
The Calm before the Storm: The Unexpected Turn
Firstborn: The Bonding of a Family
Sometimes You Can't Take the Boy out of the Man: The Getaway
The Vacationer: Bonnie's Fantasy
A Refreshment Most Rewarding: Another Calm Before the Storm
The Heartbreak: Shadows of Gloom Come Knocking * * * *
I suppose if man were to compose his thoughts, his journeys from the day he was born to the day of his death, he would undoubtedly have many travels to tell and some to even boast of. His conquests, his adventures, misadventures, love life, love affairs--the list would run forever, and no matter what man wrote concerning his saga, or his tall tale, every word that he put in that manuscript would be different than the next. For throughout one's life, no two stories could ever be the same or carry such potential value as those of the man who has lived his own story. Each story would have a unique beginning and untimely ending. Those fortunate to be born indeed have to face, at some point, death. There is no escaping and no place to run and hide once a man's number has been called.
While birth begins man's traveling days; the ticket that is handed out can only be used for the time he has scheduled to spend on earth. The choices should be wise in everything that he sets out to accomplish. With his days, he has laughter, pain, sorrow, and any emotion that he might encounter in his travels. There are loves found and loves lost. But whatever journey man happens upon, it is sure to be a book, in a shell of its own.