GROWING UP IN BRIDGEPORT IN THE a40S AND a50S is a collection of essays written by the author and published in The Bridgeport Leader over a two-year period, from 2002 to 2004. Drawn from the authoras memory, these essays describe the sights and sounds, adventures, drama, humor and tragedies of the authoras youth. With its informal and familiar tone, and its recurring references to local figures and locales, the author draws the reader into this world, making it more than just the memoirs of a single individual; instead the memoirs of a small Midwestern oil town.Jim Potts and I built soap box derby cars. Thata#39;s what we ... Jerrya#39;s car had a 1 x 8 seat board and good axles, but two of his tires had no rubber on the rims. His car ... (Jerry was the second fastest runner in first grade, after Shirley Houghland. ... Fortunately for me, when I got to be an engineer, I didna#39;t make mistakes as often.
|Title||:||Growing Up in Bridgeport in the ‘40s and ‘50s|
|Author||:||Arthur L. Dale|
|Publisher||:||Xlibris Corporation - 2012-06-28|