My Stories And I'm Still Sticking To Them!

Fennimore...As I Remember. Volume IV

by Tom Nelson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/12/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781467064606
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781467064590

About the Book

Some folks will often ask Tom what his columns in that Wisconsin newspaper are all about. He will answer, “Do you mean the one in the Fennimore Times, called Fennimore…As I remember?”…As though there were any other. Then he will respond:
“Oh, I write about a special place, friends and neighbors, happy times… what ever. Like swimming pools and pool halls, town constables and chiefs. City parks, paper routes, pastors, parsons and priests.
“I won’t forget town and country schools and dedicated teachers there within. With tales of playground hi-jinks…all to make you grin.
“The old places called a Blacksmith Shop, Gus shoeing horses at the open door. Fred Doan the Harness maker, Bill Buri, Wagon builder…these craftsmen are no more.
“The Fenway Theater packed with kids, admission one thin dime. A Friday double feature …Roy, Gene and Hopalong, cowboys for all time.
“There are neighborhoods and life long friends, creameries making cheese. Sparky’s Saturday night dances, ‘May I have this waltz…Please?’
“I claim my stories are but true, as best I can remember. And many do agree, but others shout… ‘Not in April, t’was in November!’
“Best of all, even strangers come to me and say, ‘I know this place and the stories that you tell. Just change the names, for then you’ll see…Fennimore’s my hometown as well.’

About the Author

Tom Nelson was educated as a mining engineer, a career that took him into sales and management of mining and equipment companies throughout the United States. Now in retirement he has found another passion, that of columnist for his home town Wisconsin newspaper. In this, his fourth book, he still claims all his stories are true, but admits to an embellishment on occasion. Living in Southwest Florida, he can be reached at