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Midcentury Tales: Unfettered Youth by Ronald W. Hull

Midcentury Tales: Unfettered Youth

by Ronald W. Hull

212 pages
Follow twins, Roger and Ron, as they grow up exploring through three different locations in North Central Wisconsin, free to roam and learn from their intuition and mistakes. A Tom Sawyer saga for the 20th midcentury that you will love.

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About the Book
Follow Ron and Roger Hull through a life that begins in a tiny rural town of Owen, Wisconsin at the start of World War II. Except for what seems like two epic journeys to Indiana, one across Lake Michigan in a terrible storm their world is small. But that changes when they enter grade school and their father gets a job driving truck in the big industrial city of Wausau. In a big rambling, deteriorating Victorian, they are in a changing neighborhood with two kinds of kids: good kids and bad kids. After a run in with the law, they decide to stay on the good side.

The boys took music lessons, joined the Boy Scouts, but couldn't make it in the rich father run Little League. At nine, they were introduced to picking green beans in the field for money, earning about three dollars for an entire day of work. To learn, they worked a lot for free. Snow shoveling was something they could do and earn some money doing that. But even though they had bikes, they both decided not to deliver newspapers.

Just as they were about to enter junior high school, their father moved to a trucking company in Marshfield, a medium-size rural town with homegrown industries like mobile homes, shoes and boots, woodcraft and hunting outerwear. Once again, the brothers adjusted well to an environment they considered inferior and backward compared to Wausau. They worked at a nearby mobile home factory to provide a substantial part of their college funds.

College-bound from an early age, the twins left home at 18 well-prepared to be on their own and independent. Earning their way as they went through life with the lessons that they learned from family, teachers and friends. But active lives lead to mishaps and injury. You will learn how both brothers experienced injuries that were quite severe. But Ron, becoming paralyzed during surgery, had to restructure his college career towards a different direction than Roger.

On his own, Ron got an assistantship to the University of Wisconsin to study engineering. While there, he got a fellowship to Stanford to study engineering closer to his desire. Going to California presented a whole new set of adventures. Finally, near the end of the book you will follow Ron through his oversee trips to Guatemala, his missed trips, and his trip around the world to Frankfurt, Cairo, Karachi, Bangkok and all of Thailand, Bangladesh and the Philippines

Inside, you'll find great adventures with lots of freedom to explore. You will also find tragedy because no life is without some of that. if you open the pages you may find a bit of yourself portrayed as you read. Those times in the mid century of the 20th were wonderful times to live and experience. By reading our tales, you can vicariously live them with us as well.


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About the Author
Ronald W. Hull Ronald W. Hull is the author of his autobiography, a childhood memoir, seven novels, three short story books, and many poems on his website. Dr. Hull has been paralyzed for over 50 years, is now a quadriplegic and writes primarily by dictation. Ron resides in Houston, Texas.



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