Boxes of Clay

Boxes of Clay

by Dale Peterson
     
 

Boxes of Clay is the second volume in the series Stories from East Pickerel Corners by Dale Clarence Peterson.
This volume continues the laugh or you’re gonna cry saga of the Peterson family that began with their move from the sunny climes of Arizona to the snowy climes of northern New England. Leaving Arizona in the summer, with an average temperature

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Boxes of Clay is the second volume in the series Stories from East Pickerel Corners by Dale Clarence Peterson.
This volume continues the laugh or you’re gonna cry saga of the Peterson family that began with their move from the sunny climes of Arizona to the snowy climes of northern New England. Leaving Arizona in the summer, with an average temperature over 100 degrees, and landing in New Hampshire transitioning to the first winter the family had known since before the eldest child had been born fifteen years before.
The old man, Dale, was a studio potter, a production potter. The family moved into a two hundred year old house with an old cow barn attached. Dale set up his production pottery in the old cow barn and the family learned in humorous detail what their new home required of them.
Which was never-ending chores, fixing stuff around and in the house that never seemed to stay fixed and making the best of a new life under a deep blanket of snow in the winter. Summers were a constant fog of mosquitos and black flies.
Peterson makes you laugh, makes you think and sometimes makes you misty eyed.
He takes you back to his studies in Art School where he learned his craft in order to bring you to the place where the telling of this saga takes place. Then he takes you in his kayak onto the narrow channel of moving water on a frozen river and out onto Big Lake under falling snow.
In this second volume of his three volume series, we introduced to two more of his children and taken out with his second son to play baseball and hockey. We are given some clues on raising a large family on a very small income and how that can actually be seen as an advantage … if you allow yourself to be drawn into their world.
These pieces of life are told in the first person narrative with such skill that you feel as though you are sitting across a table from the author, in your favorite coffee shop.
Undoubtedly to become an American classic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045555753
Publisher:
Dale Peterson
Publication date:
12/23/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
657 KB

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Meet the Author

Raised in a military family, Dale Clarence Peterson spent most of his childhood out of the United States. He attended British schools in Bermuda and later in Liverpool, England and a High School of just 35 students in Keflavik, Iceland. His childhood experiences encompassed much that would seem wildly exotic to the average American child.

He attended college in Utah and graduate school in the hippie culture of 1970’s California. He was a war-time soldier. He became an artist, a husband and father and finally a teacher. He has been recognized with two National Teaching Awards. His art work has been exhibited and sold across the country for over 25 years. Including in the Smithsonian Gallery.

Mr. Peterson has written many Educational Grants and presented many professional papers at Teachers’ Conferences and workshops. He has served as member of the National Association of Independent Schools Accreditation Committee for technology. While he began teaching Art, Dale was one of the first educators in the U.S. to embrace technology in the classroom and served as a consultant in this area for two decades.

What he truly loves, by choice, is the joys of life as a husband/father/teacher. Raising six children, and teaching hundreds of others in the classroom, beginning in the back woods of New Hampshire to the sophisticated whirl-wind of Washington D.C.. With everything he writes, he speaks from hard won experience.

Retiring from teaching in 2012, Dale now spends his time writing and pursuing his other passions of sea kayaking and motorcycle riding. “The Dollar-Table Hammer” is his first published book, but far from his last. He is currently at work on no less than three others. You can expect a lot more witty observations on the wonders of big family life and the nature of the artistic mind, sometimes gone amok.

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