Forever Arabian is a recollection of the author’s memory of growing up in the small town of Arab, located in north Alabama. The book describes the years from 1956 through 1966 when the author was in school. It describes the local, national, and international events that influenced an entire generation. There are stories about kids playing “outside” games such as kick the can, sandlot baseball, and slow-motion football. Segregation, assassinations, the atom bomb, the space race, music, TV, movies, and sports are all discussed. It is a look back at the way it was.
Don began his writing career with short stories for a regional magazine. Several of his stories have received recognition for their humor and realism. He published his first book, Charley’s Boys, about his college days in the sixties. His second book, The Laney Saga, is a historical fiction about his own ancestry. His inspiration for writing Forever Arabian is to depict what life was like for his generation. Don is an avid jogger and cyclist, enjoys hiking, and loves to read. He and his wife, Cheri, reside in Lacey’s Spring, Alabama. They have three grown sons and three grandchildren.
Tremendous, riviting, memory stimulating. A book about growing up in Alabama in the 1950's and 60's. How fortunate an Alabama town is to have a person intimately document details of the people, the events and the town he grew up in one half century ago.