Edwin F Becker, Best Selling Author

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A TRIP BACK IN TIME

Posted by Ed Becker on April 30, 2011 at 11:15 AM

This was written simply because I am a grandfather. I mourn the degradation of our culture and society. Despite growing up in a highly dysfunctional childhood and becoming a ward of the state for a time, my life was so much easier than what our children now face. People are not as kind. Simple pleasures are no longer affordable. Broken homes are common. Predators are everywhere as our legal system treats this incurable pedophilia as casually as shoplifting, setting these animals back on the street. There are no longer authority figures to be trusted. What grandparent would not like to take their grandchild back to 1956, a far more innocent age? This is a warm story. It is meant to be nostalgic, though semi-biographical. Yes, the interaction between the grandfather and his grandchildren is one I enjoy. This is a simple tale of time travel, which hopefully will generate some fond memories. There is a reader out there that gave me the ultimate compliment. He wrote me that “he keeps the book on his nightstand and reads the same chapter every night before going to sleep. It simply makes him feel good.” This is one I hope all ages can enjoy.

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Reply Kaliko
9:46 PM on December 12, 2012 
I remember being able to play outside and do things like those 26-mile Walkathons virtually unsupervised and without fear. I think sometimes "What was my mom THINKING, letting me do that??" but then I remember that the times were a lot different, seemingly safer and more innocent. I know there have always been dangerous people out there and maybe my mom was a bit naive, but I'd much rather have my children grow up in the world I knew back then, than the one we have now, for many, many reasons. My kids spend way too much time indoors wanting to play with electronic devices than hanging upside down from a tree limb or playing in the dirt. Growing up, our FAMILY wasn't rich, but it seems like our childhoods WERE. Thanks, Ed, I'll definitely add this one to my reading list.
Reply Ed Becker
11:45 AM on December 13, 2012 
Kaliko says...
I remember being able to play outside and do things like those 26-mile Walkathons virtually unsupervised and without fear. I think sometimes "What was my mom THINKING, letting me do that??" but then I remember that the times were a lot different, seemingly safer and more innocent. I know there have always been dangerous people out there and maybe my mom was a bit naive, but I'd much rather have my children grow up in the world I knew back then, than the one we have now, for many, many reasons. My kids spend way too much time indoors wanting to play with electronic devices than hanging upside down from a tree limb or playing in the dirt. Growing up, our FAMILY wasn't rich, but it seems like our childhoods WERE. Thanks, Ed, I'll definitely add this one to my reading list.

Hi Kaliko, I will email you, but that is the message of the book. I mourn the loss of our innocent society whenever I speak with my grandchildren and hear how their lives are restricted. I wish they had the freedoms we had to "grow up" without so many fears, Blessings, ED
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