This is the soft cover version of Just Something I Did Once, John's book of interesting and fun experiences from his life. Stories start with his family and him as a young boy and continue through his teen and young adult years clear to current times. A fun read and an excellent reflection of times as they were and an interesting comparison to current times. It contains stories from tree houses to hot rods, Victory Gardens to chicken soup, throwing tomatoes and ditching the cops to chickens on the back porch and bees at the nudist camp and more.
If you like stories about real life back in the 1930s, ‘40s, ’50s, and '60s, this is it. Escaping the Dust Bowl and all the hard times connected with it at the height of the Depression, three-year old John Hockaday came to California from Oklahoma with his mom and dad in 1936. “When we got there, Dad only had fifty cents in his pocket. First we lived in an old trailer in the orchard behind Grandma and Grandpa’s place in Pomona, California then in a shack with two rooms, a path to the outhouse and a borrowed cow.”
List price: $29.00
Weight: 1 lb
Dimensions: 12 in × 9 in × 1 in