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This book is a collection of thirteen exaggerated stories concerning the writer's experiences growing up in a small unnamed town in the Palouse country of eastern Washington state in the early 1930s and 1940s. Chapters 3,4,9 and 10 contain portions that are simply"made up" situations purely from the writer's imagination. This series of stories is an example of creative nonfiction and all of them are based on actual events from the writer's childhood and early adulthood. The names of some places and people have been changed to protect the innocen and the guilty. Some of the characters are composites of country people the writer has known and some of the incidents also are fabrications built upon half-truths. Thus, this book is a collection of tall tales, a confession, some autobiography, and incomplete history of a town of 600 inhabitants, a family, a region, and an era.
Robert D. Easton is a native of the state of Washington and has earned two liberal arts degrees while attending various colleges in Washington. He is an army veteran of the post-Korean war. He has worked many jobs, written four paperback books consisting of short fiction, creative non-fiction, and memoirs. He lives in Sacramento, California and has four grown children and six grandchildren. He now works as a foster grandparent for a public school.