Reflections of Life in Our Town

Author: James

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412010993

Category: Fiction

Page: 181

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Reflections of Life in Our Town is a satirical look at life and values in small town America. The book is occasionally absurd, occasionally offensive, sometimes sensitive, but mostly just funny. Our Town does not exist in a time, nor does it really inhabit a specific place, though most of it's inhabitants believe that they are somewhere in Ohio, and all agree that they are definitely on the planet Earth. The citizens of Our Town live life pretty much as any Americans do, dealing with such issues as the spread of communism, the rise of the superstore, and rampaging ogres at the end of the street (?), as we all would. The cast of characters in Our Town is wildly varied, from the senile village elder, Grandpa Genkaku, to the physically indescribable Laughlin twins. There is a child prodigy with a fish bowl on her head, a many tentacled alien from the dark side of Saturn, and of course, the aforementioned ogres. Though varied, together they form a relatively tight community trying to cope with the trials of everyday life. And everyday life in Our Town is pretty much like life in any town. You have your good days and your bad; your successes and your failures. One day, a wandering band of angels is scandalizing the local women, the next day, the circus comes to town. Life is kind of like a roller coaster that way. The citizens of Our Town also offer forays into outer space in order to rediscover previously discovered planets, and a quest for god while in pursuit of a red balloon. While life in Our Town may not be quite as exciting as life in places like Toledo, we generally manage to fill our days quite well. So, these are my reflections of life in Our Town. While some may seem a bit bizarre at first glance, upon closer inspection, they really are not that much different from the things most people experience in life. After all, its about values, and an appreciation for the things which we hold most dear. So, join me as I take a stroll down memory lane. Relax, and have a laugh, just be careful not to step in any ogre $#!?...

In Our Town

Author: Laura Verderosa

Publisher: Newmark Learning

ISBN: 1607196093

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 12

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Towns have many different places to visit. What buildings do you see in your town?

The church in our town

a study of the relationship between the church and the rural community

Author: Rockwell Carter Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 220

View: 4178

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Now...in our town

emerging administrative practices in adult education in public schools and colleges

Author: American Association of School Administrators. Regional Committee on Adult Education,Columbia University. Teachers College. Institute of Adult Education

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 34

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A Murder in Our Town

Author: Arthur Herzog

Publisher: Arthur Herzog III

ISBN: 1583482970

Category: History

Page: 148

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From award-winning novelist Arthur Herzog comes a true-crime story of rich and poor, murder and retribution in a town rooted in self-denial. In Salisbury, Connecticut, the lavish weekend homes of wealthy New Yorkers stand only a short distance from the dilapidated houses of the local working class, known as the "raggies." But this seemingly calm and pastoral community has a sordid, evil underbelly. Feeling oppressed by their economic and social status, the three Duntz brothers seek revenge on the wealthy upper class, and historical Salisbury becomes their target. The brothers set fire to the Salisbury town hall, a 235-year-old symbol of the town's proud heritage. But when Earl Morey confesses to seeing one of the brothers commit the crime, he is found shot to death one early October morning. Driven to bring the murderer to justice, Lieutenant James Hiltz launches the largest, most complex investigation in the history of the Connecticut State Police. But the rich are apathetic and the poor fear retribution from the Duntzes, who hamper law enforcement's efforts to capture Morey's killer and further entrench the division between rich and poor. A gripping true crime tale, "A Murder in Our Town" reveals the curious juxtaposition of the privileged and poor in small-town America.

Christmas in Our Town

Author: Bonnie M. Gulan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595218482

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

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Once upon a Christmas time there was a town that everyone called OUR TOWN, where at Christmas time all the Our Town folks gathered together at this Our Town Square that was semi-circled with its Our Parsonage, Our Toyshop, Our Department Store, Our Hardware Store, Our Grade School, Our Dining Room, Our Soda Fountain and Grill, Our Library, Our Supermarket, Our Fire Department, Our Police Department, Our Doctor and Dentist Clinic, Our Hospital, and our famous Our Town Family Inn.In Our Town, no one felt or acted bigger or smaller that another one. Sharing was their keyword and thus at Christmas time all Out Town folks would gather at Our Town Square where each year at Christmas Time, different Our Town folks would share a past memorable Christmas Miracle memory with all the other Our Town folks.This Christmas time, the Our Town folks decided to welcome any and all folks that would like to share in their Our Town Square Celebration.So let this OUR TOWN SQUARE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION BEGIN!!

In Our Town

Author: Rosaline Orme Masson

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781357782283

Category:

Page: N.A

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In Our Town

Author: Jack Davis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Race relations

Page: 66

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Play set in country town; centres on the return of an Aboriginal soldier after World War 2 and his rejection by the white community; includes an introduction by Adam Shoemaker.

In Our Town

Author: William Allen White

Publisher: Thomas Press

ISBN: 1408624184

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...

The Adventures of Jillian and Sam

Tiger in Our Town

Author: Martha Holt

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 143896773X

Category: Fiction

Page: 28

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A mystery/adventure story for kids 4 yrs - 12yrs. Picture book. About 1000 words, 22 pages. Very upbeat and moves along quickly. No magic or fantasy. Just downhome fun. The ending will put a smile on your face...guaranteed. Easily relatable to kids of all ages.

Stories From Our Town

Author: Kelvin Bueckert

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1387982893

Category:

Page: 254

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Stories From Our Town is a compilation of four lighthearted historical stories set on the plains of Manitoba, Canada. Not only does this book feature four entertaining novellas about life on the prairies, but it also contains photographs and clippings relevant to the stories included. Our Town, Gladstone 1, Our Town, Gladstone 2, Our Town, Austin, The Great Gladstone Oilstrike! Plus the bonus short story, Four Seasons. *** Humor/Historical/Romance/Canadian

Life in Our Town

Author: Kelvin Bueckert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781387587568

Category:

Page: 222

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Life in Our Town is a compilation of three historical novellas set on the plains of Manitoba, Canada. Not only does it feature three entertaining novellas, but it also contains photographs and clippings relevant to the stories included. Our Town, Gladstone Our Town, Austin The Great Gladstone Oilstrike! Plus a bonus short story detailing the four seasons of school life, Four Seasons.