Survival of a Texan

Survival of a Texan

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SURVIVAL OF A TEXAN Before the days of McDonalds, Best Western and affordable telephones, two sets of Grandparents, not knowing of the other's plans, set out on a 75 mile trip by horse a buggy, to await the arrival of an expected Grandchild. It was a three day journey. They slept under the buggies at night on quilts placed on top of tarpaulins. The father of the expected baby was caught in a fi erce qBlue Northerq while trying to get a doctor. Despite the dilemma, a baby Boy was born. He was an adventurous little boy intent on working for money at an early age. His Dad was generally a loving father but became abusive when he was drinking hard liquor. Billy Boy took on the responsibility of the support of the family at an early age. He bought his fi rst house at the age of twelve and remodeled it with a little help. At the age of 18 {actually 17} he went off to war where he was critically wounded twice on the same day and was given the Last Rites. A bullet entered below his right ear exploded in his mouth and a part of his right check was blown away. He was in a fi erce battle in the retaking of Manila. A freighter, which was converted to a hospital ship, was transporting Bill and others from Leyte to Hollandia, New Guinea. It was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine and the crippled ship moved on slowly toward Hollandia, NG. The submarine was obliterated by a US Navy escort. Bill was qBorn Againq in a foxhole. His faith in Jesus has carried him through the rough times and personal tragedies. You must read this fascinating book of Bill's unusual and eventful life.When the hearse brought the first remains from Omaha for burial, I asked for the minister or chaplain. ... Baptist church, and I will say a few words and have a prayer, but the next time you come, you may have a chaplain riding with you. ... The American Legion manual had a graveside ritual but nothing concerning the folds.

Title:Survival of a Texan
Author:William F. Spivey Sr.
Publisher:Xlibris Corporation - 2010-08-26


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