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Mama’s “Tittybug”
The Fall
The Green Family’s “British Invasion”
Mean Mrs. Roosevelt
Belt Pride
Crying in Cloverdale School
White Cowboys and a Red Indian
The Day I Burned Up the Golf Course
Janice’s False Move
Dancing Bloomers
Living with an “Angel”
My Best Christmas Ever
A Very Brief Encounter with the Three Stooges
Fore!
Remembering Pop Myers
Margie’s Condom Balloons
The First Time I Saw TV
Uninvited Swimming Pool Guests
A Racist Escapade
My Prophecy to be a Postman
Sweet Romance
The Christmas Tree Fort
An Unused Teachable Moment
Not Crying at the University of Alabama
Absent-Minded Harris
College Romance versus Academics
California, There I Went
Boot Camp
Becoming a Navy Hospital Corpsman
Sometimes It’s Good to be Late
Frank’s Final Fling
Nurses and Corpsmen
On Leave and Alabama Bound
Aloha ha
Life as a Grunt
Infantry to Infirmary
Military Circumcisions
Babies on Board
Pulchritude and Philosophy
Hold High Your Head, Tom Dooley
Civilian Life and a Trip Home
A Tale of Two Buses
Letter to the Editor
A Viking Invasion of My Heart
Annelise’s Introduction to American TV
Lout of the Ring
Alabama, Here We Come
A Great Coincidence
Married Student Life At Auburn
Auburn Football in the Early Sixties
Launching a Career in Labelle
Yes, She Has No Bananas
Annelise and the Candy Factory
George Walker: Great American
The Anglo-Saxons
Carsten Bo Joins Our Family
Plastic Ivy
Becoming a College Administrator
Mark Twain Comes to DeKalb College
The Day the Educators Got “Stung”
“Shopping to Buy Woods on a Snowy Evening”
“The Barnyard of American Politics”
“An Interstate Highway and a Virgin Forest”
“Welcome to Funsy U”
“Find a Mutt to Love”
“Aunt Tillie’s Pendant”
“A Fond Farewell to Frank N. Stein”
“Child of the Wind”
“Floodtime”
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After my Fall from the Tree House:

After my Fall from the Tree House:

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When I was not quite three, I fell out of the family tree house and landed on my head. Since then friends and family have wondered about my brain. This memoir of several dozen vignettes explores my “fallen” condition while growing up in Alabama, while serving as a medic with the Navy and Marine Corps, and while pursuing my teaching career.
As a five-year-old I hated suspenders, so when I got my first belt I stood next to the highway in front of our house with my stomach stuck out so people in cars passing by could see my belt While serving in the Navy, I once tried to impress a barmaid in Tijuana with my knowledge of high school Spanish by reciting the Lord’s Prayer in Spanish.
Other vignettes celebrate normal times, as when I provided nursing care for a slowly dying, 84-year-old veteran of the Spanish American War. Another is when I attended the graduation of a former student of mine, a 50-year-old black woman who graduated summa cum laude from Mercer University. At eighteen she was denied admission to Mercer because of her race. Of course the best times have been with my beloved Danish wife of fifty-one years, our son and his family, and my parents, brothers and sisters. I hope the reader finds all of the vignettes either amusing or engaging.
When I was not quite three, I fell out of the family tree house and landed on my head. Since then friends and family have wondered about my brain. This memoir of several dozen vignettes explores my “fallen” condition while growing up in Alabama, while serving as a medic with the Navy and Marine Corps, and while pursuing my teaching career.
As a five-year-old I hated suspenders, so when I got my first belt I stood next to the highway in front of our house with my stomach stuck out so people in cars passing by could see my belt While serving in the Navy, I once tried to impress a barmaid in Tijuana with my knowledge of high school Spanish by reciting the Lord’s Prayer in Spanish.
Other vignettes celebrate normal times, as when I provided nursing care for a slowly dying, 84-year-old veteran of the Spanish American War. Another is when I attended the graduation of a former student of mine, a 50-year-old black woman who graduated summa cum laude from Mercer University. At eighteen she was denied admission to Mercer because of her race. Of course the best times have been with my beloved Danish wife of fifty-one years, our son and his family, and my parents, brothers and sisters. I hope the reader finds all of the vignettes either amusing or engaging.

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