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Copyright 2006 by Betty Dravis
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Readers familiar with—and lucky enough to grow up in—Hamilton, Ohio will recognize that 1106 Grand Boulevard is an authentic address. That’s actually the old house in which we seven Barger kids grew up, moving to Kahn Avenue when the last to leave the roost, brother John, Jr. “Buck” and I, were already attending Hamilton High School.
Yes, the house is real and still standing and I treasure the childhood memories that center around “1106” as some of the happiest in my life. The Sloane family in the book is my dear, beloved Barger family and most of the family trivia is true. (I selected “Sloane” simply because I like the sound of it.) Details of my personal life and journalism career are factual, while the trials and tribulations of Billie Jean’s multiple marriages, though based on fact, are highly dramatized figments of my imagination. I suppose I’ve always been a Drama Queen...but that’s another story. This drama is Billie Jean’s.