Mr. Larlham has written a
book about his childhood and growing up with his father who
he calls "The Old Man."
He brings back my childhood recollections. Like when he and
his sibling would use a wash tub to go swimming in, which
really was just big enough to sit in. My sister and I used a
horse trough. He talks about how his father taught him and
his brother how to box. Mama didn't support a few things
that the Old Man decided to teach them. But that's a mother
for you, always worried her children will get hurt, probably
the nurse in her as well.
He also talks about the painstaking piano lessons his mother
made him take, at which he never did get good and was
relieved when his mother finally let him quit. I could go on
and on about all the memories that he shares with us... a
taffy pull, his first gun, first job.
"The Old Man and Me" is chock full of stories. I loved how
Mr. Larlham included his sense of humor into the stories as
well. He made me a laugh more than a few times thoughout the
I think a lot of us in the "older generation" can really
appreciate Mr. Larlham's stories and how they will hit home
with most of us that read this book.
Thank you for sharing your life and stories with us.
~Patricia L Foltz
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