As a young boy, Dave Crehore moved with his parents from northern Ohio to the shipbuilding town of Manitowoc on the shores of Wisconsinas Lake Michigan, where the Germanic inhabitants punctuate their conversations with aenso, a the local radio station interrupts Beethoven for commercials, and the outdoors are a wellspring of enlightenment. Crehoreas stories of his youth in 1950s Wisconsin are peppered with engaging characters and a quiet wit. A grouse-hunting expedition goes awry when an eccentric British businessman bags an escaped bantam rooster with a landing net. Crehore's great-grandfather gets in trouble one Christmas when he sneaks a whoopee-cushion under a guestas seat. The elderly Frau Blau gets trapped in an outhouse by a shady auctioneer during a farm sale. Through all the adventuresaand misadventuresain a small town and in the great outdoors of Wisconsin, family is always at the center. This gently humorous look back at a baby-boomeras awakening to adulthood will be appreciated by members of any generation. Honorable Mention, Kingery/Derleth Book Length Nonfiction, Council for Wisconsin Writers Finalist, Humor, Midwest Book AwardsIn addition to a full-sized spare tire, prudent motorists carried a jack, a lug wrench , a tube repair kit, a tire pump, and a tire iron at all times. If you got a flat and didna#39;t have a spare, you had to jack up the appropriate corner of the car, loosen theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Sweet and Sour Pie|
|Publisher||:||Terrace Books - 2009-05-05|