The Gist of Life Ain’t What It Was Book 2
About the Book
The Gist of Life Ain't What It Was is a trip through the life experience of an ordinary man who has seen times change through the Depression Era, World War II, and beyond . Bob describes life's ups and downs through poetry, sometimes humerous and sometimes sobering but always entertaining.
About the Author
My career began when my life began, on April 21, 1925 in a small hamlet in WV called Mead Poca, long since absorbed by Mullens and renamed South Mullens. At my age 5 we moved to a farm atop a mountain to the south called Gobler’s Knob; our mailing address became Tralee, WV; now that, too has been deleted. At my age 12, our family relocated again, this time moving to Roanoke, Va. My experience includes high school at William Fleming High in Roanoke; 3-years in the US Navy; Roanoke College in Salem, Va.; VA Tech in Blacksburg, Va. My interest in writing grew from a vital interest in words; i.e. writing in poetic form fascinated me; this book is the product.