It seems like one's childhood memories should be about something a little more pleasant than taking a dip in a cesspool, but that crazy incident remains vivid even today. It did not seem like all that big of a deal at the time, in fact it was funny, once the cleanup was over .
Author Richard Scott was five and half years old that day in 1943 when his brother dared him to jump over the cesspool. His little friend Shirley successfully completed the leap, but Scott wasn't as fortunate as he plunged into a stinky mess. To this very day, he attributes some of his amusing life blunders to that failed jump.
From early childhood to his retirement years, If I Had Cleared the Cesspool tells the humorous stories in the life of an ordinary man with an unordinary sense of humor. From an encounter with a rattlesnake to learning to drive the Model A and becoming the baseball team's catcher, Scott narrates a delightful chronology of his life. You'll smile, chuckle, and easily relate to Scott's stories about being a fallible, funny, and regular guy.