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A Look Back in Time: Memoir of a Military Kid in the Fifties, Vol. I

Adult; Memoir; (Market)

When I was a child, we were always moving from one place to another. Making friends was something I looked forward to with an uneasy anticipation. My dad was in the military. We moved, like clockwork, every three years until I was more than twenty-years-old. The things I saw, and the places I lived, are now a part of history. They form the canvass for “A Look Back in Time: Memoir of a Military Kid in the Fifties.” 

It was an extraordinary time to be alive in the United States. I recall lifting buckets of water from my aunt’s well on the farm, playing marbles with the guys for keeps, chasing Jack Rabbits on the open range, shooting BB guns, and navigating social life in the newly integrated middle school. 

I invite you to go along so that you can experience what it was like for a young man of color to grow up in the army during the fifties. I am excited about the chance to share these memories with you. I hope you will find significant reflections of your own childhood among them.

James Andrews, Founder, Social People (@keyinfluencer)

"Bernard is always one of the more interesting people in the room and this memoir helped confirm for me how that is possible. His background and travels, friends and family, successes and trials make his life and this book an adventure worth living and reading."      

"Bernard says, If you knew your light was dimming, but had memories to share, would you take the time to write them down... We are so fortunate that he took the time to write them down for all of us to enjoy."

Review by Colonel Arnold R. Goodson, United States Army (Retired)

A Look Back in Time: Memoir of a Military Kid in the Fifties, Vol. I, “…is a fascinating, insightful, inspiring, and sometimes hilarious, chronicle of life while growing up in a military family. Readers will enjoy the stories of life in the fifties, told from a child’s perspective. Through the stories, readers learn the virtues of tolerance, fairness, perseverance, resilience, and other life serving qualities needed for survival in today’s world. These qualities are timeless. Readers, young and old, will recognize these virtues, and themselves, inside the stories.”