The Way It Was Back Then

Short Stories from a Country Boy

by Robert Earl Woodard



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/27/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 260
ISBN : 9781524695309
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 260
ISBN : 9781524695293

About the Book

Here is a heartwarming collection of a country boy’s stories of life lived way back before technology so dramatically changed our world. You will be taken back to a time when you had to work really hard just to live, especially when you were living on a farm. Without high-tech tools or gadgets, and without today’s modern conveniences, life was more free and loving. In those days, hard work meant something that people today will never understand. The Way It Was Back Then showcases that beautiful past and the real value of hard work that the modern world has long forgotten.

About the Author

Robert Earl Woodard was born in Blount County, Alabama, in 1951. There, he experienced the last of the good ole days, being raised on a farm in the South, where living off the land and gathering around the family dinner table for a home-cooked, homegrown meal was the way of life. When he wasn’t picking cotton, plowing a mule, or working in the fields, Earl Woodard spent much of his youth in the woods and on the rivers. After graduating from high school in 1970, he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in 1973 and Master’s Degree in 1976 from Auburn University. He worked as an educator for thirty-eight years, teaching physical education, as well as many years spent coaching football, basketball, and track. He has a lifelong passion for farming and has worked with cattle and horses for many years. After retiring from education in 2011, he now spends most of his time working on the farm. He also enjoys storytelling, and has now written many of his favorite stories into this book. Robert Earl and his wife Sharon have two children Deanna and Matthew.