Just Plain John is an autobiography of the first seventeen years of John Hardgrave's life. His ability to remember dates and the names of people and places is truly a gift. When he was fifty years old, he began to tell his wife the story of his early life on an 11,000 plus acre ranch in far West Texas. It is from the notes that she took as they drove and talked that the book developed. John now lives with his wife and two dogs in Red Oak, Texas, which is a small town just south of Dallas.
This book grew out of John's strong desire to keep the heritage of our nation alive. He exemplifies a strong personal responsibility to maintain the freedom of the United States.