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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Interview with Mugs and the Secret Society by Steven Skinner
Mug's is a farmer's son, who lives
on the outskirts of Troy, Ohio. It is the summer of 1955 when Troy was booming
with agriculture and transportation of farming goods. A time when farming
families lived off their gardens, and the simple life was valued and favored.
Follow these ornery boys through their remarkable summer adventures as they walk
through Troy, play in the fields off Route 202, and fish off the banks of Miami
Steve Skinner was born October 24, 1946 in Dayton, Ohio. He has been married to his wife Pat for 38 years, and they have three children. A Vietnam veteran, Steve attended Sinclair and Edison State Community Colleges. He retired after thirty years at General Motors and has also worked as an intake specialist at a juvenile corrections facility. He currently works part time as a security guard. BOOKS:Robert's Journey and Mugs and the Secret Society
Mugs and the Secret Society is a 132 page life story of a boy in Troy, Ohio as he grows up on the farm. It talks about the trouble he gets into and the lessons he learns, focusing the main content during the summer of 1955. This is more of a novel that could be read by children who are of middle school age and up. The feel of the story reminds this reviewer of days in the south where outhouses and the lack of modern day conviences were just as common in older homes. The people being content to live and work in the country with everyone knowing each other's names and everyone's business.
Adults who have lived on the farm will remember the hard work they had to put in and the friends they made along the way. This story shows how towns and cities have grown and changed through the years, and though the pace of life has picked up, some people are just content to work hard and devote their lives on the farm. Readers will enjoy Mugs' adventures. The author does a great job bringing Mugs' story to life, reminding all of us of our youth.