With a series of stories, some light hearted and humorous, some tragic, all personal and revealing, the author tells of his maturation from an insecure and fragile nine year old child from a broken home, into an independent-minded teenager at graduation from high school. In these stories is seen the humanity of the caring teachers and disciplinarians at the Buckner Orphans home as they strived to instill a value system that stressed a strong work ethic and respect for others. The results of their efforts are registered in the highly successful careers of many who were raised in this orphanage, especially considering their backgrounds before they were taken into the Home.We each smoked about two cigarettes per day, puffing away without inhaling. Once I ... I learned to hold the cigarette with my lips and puff while riding the bicycle. Holding the ... I also mastered the technique of lighting the cigarette in the wind.
|Title||:||All I Wanted Was a Home|
|Publisher||:||AuthorHouse - 2009|