Days have a habit of piling up into weeks, weeks into months and months into years.
Ricky Huening took life one day at a time, coming of age as the 60’s era closed. These ten stories touch his life at enlightening times.
The assassination of a President marked the beginning of a tumultuous decade.
Life turns topsy turvy when Ricky moves to a new home on the day of the assassination of a President.
This one eventful day left an indelible imprint on Ricky’s life.
The death of his grandfather devastated young Ricky.
As he came to terms with death, it leads Ricky Huening to come to a new understanding of life.
Death had touched Ricky’s life many times, but none quite so hard as his first exposure to it.
One magic day Ricky watched the first astronaut blast off into space.
Ricky loved modeling clay. Using it he could make whatever he wanted. One day in early spring his fascination turned from making dinosaurs to building rockets.
Cookie taught Ricky make wine, among other things.
Cookie loved cigars, making wine and pretty girls, though not necessarily in that order. He was old, short, plump and bald. He was also a thoroughly enjoyable individual.
It was a magical time in a memorable era.
Growing up in the 1960’s and 1970’s, Ricky Huening took life one day at a time. These five stories touch his life at enlightening times.
This collection also appears in the collections Ten Ricky Huening Stories.
From the perch of a magic swing a boy can see anything he wants to see.
One wonderful summer Ricky’s father installed a swing in the back yard. There was magic in that swing. Ricky found he could see marvelous things as he soared on its wings.
The shoes nailed to the fence represented the old man’s life.
Larry Summers was intrigued when he passed a farm fence with dozens of shoes nailed to the fence posts. What the shoes represented touched his heart.