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What was it like to grow up as a Baby Boomer? A Baby Boomer in a small Western town? In a narrative style reminiscent of Robert Ruark, Mark Twain, and Gene Shepard, the author transports readers to a recent era just before the politics of greed and the frenetic explosion of technology irrevocably changed the world. Often funny, sometimes touching and ultimately uplifting, A Place to Cross the River allows readers a personal glimpse into the rural world of America during the period that spawned the Baby Boomer generation. Come along and share that “kinder, gentler time and place” through eyes that lived it first hand.
No YouTube, no Facebook, no Instagram, no Twitter. Not even any cellphones or personal computers. There was a time, and it was surprisingly recent when this was all true – a “kinder gentler time”, according to a former U.S. President. Boring, you might suppose? Well, no. Oddly enough, it may have been less boring than today.
This is a book about that time, and about a real place where life was tied to the land. The passing years have left their mark, but perhaps less severely than in other settings. There, in that “place to cross the river” some of the “kinder, gentler” characters still survive today.