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Download e-book for iPad: A Life of Privilege, Mostly by Gardner Botsford

By Gardner Botsford

ISBN-10: 0312303432

ISBN-13: 9780312303433

Gardner Botsford tells the interesting and funny tale of his W.W. II studies, from his project to the infantry because of a bureaucracy mistakes to a frightened trans-Atlantic crossing at the Queen Mary, to touchdown lower than heavy hearth on Omaha seashore and the Liberation of Paris. After the battle, he all started a unique literary profession as a long-time editor on the New Yorker, and chronicles the magazine’s upward thrust and impact on postwar American tradition with wit and grace.

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I called Mom, pretending to be shocked at what Gloria had done to herself ! The only thing that shocked Mom was that I could have been so devious. I was punished by having to kneel in the corner (well, at least she didn’t lock me in Ms. Olds’s old standing table). Mom knew that I was jealous, but she told me that I had to learn to deal with my feelings, just like all children do. My third and last year (1964) at Carl Harvey was very painful for many reasons. Dad couldn’t afford the mortgage on our big home in Garden Grove.

However, some events could still break through that barrier. I didn’t fully understand why Garland’s death impacted me so greatly, but I was stunned that she didn’t live happily ever after like her character Dorothy Gale. Like most American children of the ’50s and ’60s, I always looked forward to watching The Wizard of Oz once a year on cbs. It was a magical tale that gave hope to children, whether they were fighting the Wicked Witch of the West, or the wicked Mrs. Bismuth. Even though there were no tornadoes in Fullerton, there were those Santa Ana winds!

The only thing that remotely put any kind of a smile on my face was the big orange Changes, Challenges, and Choices 21 tree in our new backyard. ” Not only did we move into a smaller home, but David was moving away to Seattle, Washington. David and Dad never did see eye to eye and fought often. I think in many ways my brother was too sensitive for my dad’s macho expectations. David loved to draw, act in plays, and sing. Dad wanted him to play football and box. In the end, after David left home, he simply joined the army.

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