Hometown Humor and Nostalgia2018-12-19T08:59:02+00:00

Hometown Humor and Nostalgia


If your children or grandchildren have ever asked you to write down what it was like in the “Olden Days” and you are taken aback because you associate the Olden Days with your grandparents and you are way too busy to sit and write anyway, you might just want to buy some of these books and give them to your family members. Simply say, “It was like this.” You can then get on with your life, and please them at the same time. So, place your order and head out to the golf course or even go hot air ballooning…whatever trips your trigger. Who knows? Maybe your kids will quit stopping in every time they want to borrow your chain saw or have a hot meal without paying. Happy Surfing! (Take it either way.)

  • by Eric Dregni
    In this book, Dregni attempts to answer, "Who are these rather odd Scandinavians in our midst", "What does it actually mean to grow up Scandinavian-American", and what's the deeper side of living amongst Norwegians, Swedes, Finns, Danes, and Icelanders"? To answer these questions, Dregni tracked down and explored both the significant and the ... ... more

  • by Paul Engle
    This book is the 12th in the U/Iowa Press's series, "Singular Lives: The Iowa Series in North American Autobiography." This particular memoir is that of Paul Engle, noted American poet, editor, teacher, literary critic, novelist, and playwright. He is perhaps best remembered as the long-time director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and as ... ... more



  • by Curtiss Anderson
    A "robust" Norwegian-Lutheran family's summers at "The Lake" in the '30s and '40s in Northern Minnesota. Anderson, a nationally recognized editor of many magazines, unknowingly began his prestigious career writing notes and letters on a hand-me-down Underwood typewriter as a young boy. These saved letters are now compiled into a coming-of-age memoir that brings ... ... more

  • by Jim Heynen
    Through 64 short stories, readers meet a group of farm boys who possess all the trouble-making talents of most young boys, yet they recognize and are in awe of the world's tiny miracles. The boys throw tomatoes at passing cars and make coat sails to carry them down a frozen road. Yet, they ... ... more

  • by Janet Letnes Martin
    Don't waste precious time at night when you can't sleep because another wave of hotflashes has hit you. Get your guilt-filled, soakin' body up out of bed and do something! The handbook tells you what you can do to be productive in the middle of the night, and offers advice on what ... ... more