ImaStory

I was 3 years old and I stepped on a tomato in the garden and was warned by my dad not to do it again and i did it again anyway. I though about the story after one of my (2) grandsons asked me what the first thing i remembered. So this is a conversation between the three of us.

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How To Write A Novel
Sunday, December 28, 1980 to Wednesday, December 28, 2011
A Book "What an astonishing thing a book is. Its a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. But one glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A boo ...continued...
  • By: Rolland  Love
  • Thursday, December 22, 2011, 1:11:00 PM
  • updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 10:51:00 AM
Sunny The Goose Addled Dog
Thursday, December 28, 1939 to Wednesday, December 28, 1949
One summer afternoon when i was about (10) years old, I sat on the bank of the farm pond, daydreaming and listening to a red winged blackbird sing. While Dad fixed the door of the corncrib the wind had torn off, Sunny, our Australian Shepard, plunged into the water in front of me. Barking and biting at the sparkling droplets that splashed in front of his face, he swam toward a flock of Canada geese, herding them along as they honked and flapped their wings. About twenty feet from the bank, the geese seemed to realize they had Sunny outnumbered. They did an about-face, honking loudly with th ...continued...
  • By: Rolland  Love
  • Tuesday, November 15, 2011, 11:39:00 AM
  • updated: Friday, July 18, 2014 3:48:00 PM
SAD The Life Story Was Not Started Earlier
Sunday, February 12, 2012
As Mark Twain once said, “there has never been an uninteresting life.” Hi Rolland,
Wanted to let you know that I have gotten your cousin Wave started writing her life story. I just have a few pages going but that is a start, isn't it? I thought I would send them to you when I get further along, this way you can tell me if ...continued...
  • By: Rolland  Love
  • Saturday, February 11, 2012, 4:54:00 PM
  • updated: Saturday, February 11, 2012 5:19:00 PM
Johnny's Shack
Tuesday, December 28, 2004
Johnny’s Shack Published in Kansas City Voices ©2004 I drove through downtown Kansas City one evening recently and heard the sound of the blues in the distance. ...continued...
  • By: Rolland  Love
  • Sunday, February 05, 2012, 8:36:00 PM
  • updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:57:00 PM
Boston Whaler Adrift On The Missouri River
Thursday, July 01, 2004 to Monday, June 30, 2014
Restoring My Boston Whaler Amazing (Video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h87MHk2PayI&feature=related Before there was a boat ramp at Historic Lewis and Clark Kaw Point Park and Berkley Riverfront Park the closest access to downtown Kansas City, Missouri by water was the 7th street ramp in Kansas City, Kansas. That’s where a friend and I launched my 17-foot Boston Whaler, our destination being a cruise up the Missouri River to Atchison, Kansas. When we reached Kaw Point Park, which is at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers, we dec ...continued...
  • By: Rolland  Love
  • Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 8:38:00 AM
  • updated: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 3:44:00 PM
Bathing a Snake In The Shower
Friday, May 01, 1964 to Wednesday, May 01, 1974
Published by Central Methodist University © 2011 My roommate at Central Methodist University, Fayette, Missouri, was Max Nickerson (class of 1960), but everyone called him Snake. He helped his dad run Nickerson’s Zoological Gardens. Snake was my roommate during my freshman year and always had a stash of exotic wild meat, rattlesnake being one of his favorites and mine as well after I adapted to the idea. Snake had been bitten by a cottonmouth when he was a youngster and lost is index finger down to the second joint. His trademark, in addition to other things was sticking the s ...continued...
  • By: Rolland  Love
  • Tuesday, December 20, 2011, 10:10:00 AM
  • updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 11:13:00 PM
Ozark Mountains Outhouse �Privy�
Thursday, December 28, 1939 to Wednesday, December 28, 1949
i created an audio CD of my award winning fishing stories (sample) http://tinyurl.com/3v3qabq and when i finished and had space for one more story on the recording i decided to do something out of the ordinary so i wrote a story about the outhouse on our farm when I was a kid growing up in the Ozark Mountains. A structure sometimes called a 'privy', which most people who lived outside of the cities in America had at least one of before indoor plumbing and electricity came to their neck of the woods. During the course of my youth and the times I frequented the little white ...continued...
  • By: Rolland  Love
  • Monday, January 02, 2012, 8:37:00 AM
  • updated: Saturday, November 15, 2014 10:33:00 AM
Skunk Surprise
Friday, December 28, 2007
The reason i'm posting this recipe is because it appears in a cookbook called Homegrown in the Ozarks: Mountain Meals and Memories which of all things was a finalist for best book of the year in Missouri in 2007 and i told my co-author Mary-Lane when we complied the book we shouldn't put it in because there are so many wonderful recipes from the Ozark Mountain in the 1930's and 1940's when ladies cooked on woodburning cast iron stoves and it just did not fit and it's been the most read and commented on of all 140 recipe listings. A Skunk Recipe That Serves (2) I ...continued...
  • By: Rolland  Love
  • Sunday, February 05, 2012, 8:06:00 PM
  • updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:53:00 PM
Ozark Superstitions
Monday, February 20, 2012
If you visit the Ozark Mountains and fail to follow the superstitions of the hill people, dire things might happen to you, because they have a sign and omen for every hour of every day. The traditional Ozarker is among the most superstitious group of people in American history. Superstitions are usually not specific to any particular events. They can involve cats, bats, the weather, animals, birds, births, death, marriage and courtship, sickness and medicine, crops live stock. And that’s only a few in a long list… During my time growing up in the Ozarks ...continued...
  • By: Rolland  Love
  • Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 12:03:00 PM
  • updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 12:14:00 PM
a view from the eyes of a 100 Pound Catfish living in the Missouri River
Thursday, July 01, 2004 to Monday, June 30, 2014
My neighbor mows my yard every week even though i have asked him to stop many times. He also appeared yesterday with a chain saw and was going to cut down my big maple tree in the front yard. I have a plan but i can't tell you what it is just yet. 7/1/2014 I started this story sometime ago and thought I best add a bit more information because of continued request from readers so here is my next thought. My neighbor, the same one I mentioned earlier, decided if he was to continue mowing my yard, the same one, that I asked not to mow he needed to tear down a ...continued...
  • By: Rolland  Love
  • Thursday, July 05, 2012, 2:06:00 PM
  • updated: Saturday, November 15, 2014 5:09:00 PM
Buying Stuff
Thursday, December 06, 2012 to Friday, December 07, 2012
Buying Stuff Presented @ a KC Writers Group Reader Function I enrolled in a comedy writing class at UMKC in Kansas City a couple of years ago and this is a version of my script that was broadcast on a local radio station. Writing comedy is a difficult venue. I say that in case you don’t think what have composed is funny. Today I’m going to tal ...continued...
  • By: Rolland  Love
  • Wednesday, December 05, 2012, 11:48:00 AM
  • updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014 4:47:00 PM
A view from the eyes of a 100 Pound Catfish living in the Missouri River
Thursday, January 01, 2004 to Tuesday, December 31, 2013
The catfish in my photo weighed over (100) pounds and was at least 40 years old. (I didn¹t catch it but I know who did and they let me borrow the big fish for this picture.) When you¹re having a bad day think of this big Blue Cat¹s degree of dullness. Day after day searching for food hoping not to find a hook attached, only able to see an inch or so in front of your face and about all to look forward too would be periodic mating. I¹m not even sure how much fun that would be considering you couldn¹t see the stranger you¹re hooking up with and ...continued...
  • By: Rolland  Love
  • Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 8:15:00 PM
  • updated: Friday, July 18, 2014 1:06:00 PM

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