Mel Carney


When Mel Carney left the family farm, he attended St. Ambrose College and Notre Dame College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in theater and English. He received his master’s degree in marketing communications from Webster College. He served in Viet Nam as an Infantry Platoon Leader in the field. When he returned to the States, he married his wife, Barb, and together they have three grown children, Stacie, Pat and Ryan, who have given them six grandchildren. Mel sells computer software to wholesalers across the United States.

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Tomorrow's Road Home
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,690. Language: American English. Published: September 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
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In 1989, Mel Carney set out to write a different kind of Christmas letter, and he dipped into his memories of growing up on an Iowa farm in the 40s and 50s. Over the years, his stories traveled from the farm to Viet Nam to the aftermath of 9/11 and became a way to connect the next generation with a childhood where hard work, faith and close family bonds created a backbone that supports him today.

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american    catholic    childhood    christian    christmas    christmas letter    faith    family    farm    farm kid    farm life    great depression    iowa    iowa farm    memoir    memories    midwest    priest    rural    veteran    vietnam