Echoes and Shadows of Life

as revealed in folk poetry, old photographs and art

by B.G. Webb



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/03/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 128
ISBN : 9781504979603

About the Book

Here is a creative work for those who want to take a journey into the human experience through old photos, poems, and art. The poems are about special people and pets who enter our lives and leave an impression on us. The photos and sketches reflect common experiences that we hear and see. It ends by the author’s conclusions about the meaning of it all and what factor is the most important in dealing with the ups and downs of life.

About the Author

Buddy G. Webb as a child in 1939 B.G. Webb was born in Moline, Illinois in 1935 and graduated from Moline High School in 1953. He earned a B.A. in history from Augustana College in 1957. Later, he attended the University of Illinois and earned a M.A. in history in 1959. He taught social studies for thirty-three years, mainly at Webster Groves High School in St. Louis County. During his years as a teacher, he wrote five articles for various professional journals about some of his creative courses and teaching methods. The most acclaimed one was entitled, “Teaching Students How To Change Their Communities,” School and Community (Nov. 1975). After he retired, he joined a writing group through the Oasis Program. That experience encouraged him to write and publish several books. In 1998 he wrote a novel entitled, HOME FRONT DIARY - 1944 which was loosely based on his upbringing in Moline during World War II. In 2005 he brought out a book entitled, VOICES AND SHADOWS OF OLD MOLINE - 1935 - 1955. It included the better pieces that he had written about his home town. In 2007 Up Close and Very Personal was published. It includes many personal inner thoughts about himself and life.