Calftown Boy is a collection of short stories depicting a more innocent time in America.
Meet grandfather Douglas Myers who went to Texas in 1878 in an ill-conceived plan to make his fortune on the Chisholm Trail. (Adventurous)
Row with the in-famous South Side Boat Club brew-crew as they win the Koenig Trophy in St. Louis in 1941, after training on beer and cigarettes. (Amusing)
Fly a hazardous bombing mission in 1944 over Hitler's Germany and survive a bail-out at night during a thunderstorm. (Terrifying)
Ride with Bill Addis as he wins the National Show Horse Championship in 1990. (Exciting)
Laugh at wild stories of unusual salesmen I have known. (Hilarious)
My generation, the so-called Greatest Generation, was forged by the bitter fires of the Great Depression and formed by the cauldron of World War II. Those were America's "Golden Years" and many of these stories are representative of those glorious times and some of the unusual characters they produced.
All I want is for future generations to know me, and those I write about, for what we were. In so doing I may reveal more of our imperfections than I should, but if I brush away our flaws we will all vanish.