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My Little Poopoofnick
     

My Little Poopoofnick

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by Robert Chapin
 

1964, Lyndon, The Beetles, gas at $.35 per gallon, bread $.54, a new house $20,000, a new car $200. I was 17 years old and my first job was for Mr. D. at a mom and pop Red & White grocery store.


My first car: a 1957 Ford Fairlane hardtop convertible. The aroma of the fruits and soap powders forever burned in my brain.


Vietnam, college and

Overview

1964, Lyndon, The Beetles, gas at $.35 per gallon, bread $.54, a new house $20,000, a new car $200. I was 17 years old and my first job was for Mr. D. at a mom and pop Red & White grocery store.


My first car: a 1957 Ford Fairlane hardtop convertible. The aroma of the fruits and soap powders forever burned in my brain.


Vietnam, college and now I am 65 years old, and still a poopoofnick...

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011436895
Publisher:
Robert Chapin
Publication date:
07/30/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
795,870
File size:
62 KB

Meet the Author

No stranger to writing, acting and singing, in 2006, Bob was chosen to play Charles Ryan in the Kent Brown Summer Love series “ARE WE THERE YET?” A summer theatre production by The Falls Run Players of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This was Bob’s first acting role and his performance earned him the best actor’s award for 2006.


A hidden talent also become apparent when Bob was selected to sing John Travolta’s Summer Nights from the smash hit “Grease”. He is also a member of The First Baptist Church of Bonita Springs, FL where he has been actively involved in the choir for the past 6 years - and his tenor voice has allowed him to produce over a half dozen Christian songs by Randy Travis


Following an impressive career with U.S. Airways, Bob retired in 2000 and has devoted much of his time to producing ORPHANS OF THE MOURNING, his first novel about a soldier in Vietnam who eventually becomes the first Vietnam veteran President of The United States. This book is currently available in the e-book format from Barnes & Noble.


Bob was thrust into the nationwide scene in 1983 with his nationally acclaimed Vietnam poster poem The Wall, a statement about the emotional pain and anger of Vietnam - frrlings and sentiments he was not permitted to express while in uniform, but once discharged, a trip to The Wall evoked his deep personal feelings.


The Wall was displayed in The White House in 1983 and as a result received instant success when President Ronald Reagan personally honored Bob for his contribution to all Vietnam Veterans. To date, tens of thousands of copies have been sold.


Bob has also recently finished his second novel, MURDER IN OGUNQUIT a mystery which takes place in the small New England coastal town of Ogunquit, Maine known as “A Beautiful Place By The Sea”.


In addition to his full length novels, Bob is offering a series of his “folksy” down to earth short stories at no charge for your enjoyment here on Smashwords, and it is the author’s desire that you will consider purchasing his novels after a brief sampling.


Prior to his assignment in Vietnam in 1967, Bob served 16 months in Frankfurt Germany as a civilian with the U.S. Army’s prestigious unit; The 513th Military Intelligence Group as a Top Secret Cryptographer


In Vietnam he was assigned to the First Cavalry Division (Airmobile), 13th Signal Battalion and was awarded The Purple Heart for wounds received in action in addition to The Bronze Star Medal and other awards.


Bob and his wife Maureen reside in Fredericksburg, VA in the summer months and winter in Bonita Bay, Bonita Springs, FL.


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My Little Poopoofnick 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a good short story! Hope to read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice story. Could have been much more involved and lots longer. I would have liked to know more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short, reminds you of the 60s for sure
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good memory story. However they were the BEATLES. ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Without a doubt, one of the better short stories I've read. A bit choppy at times, it tells a wonderful story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a lovely stroll down memory lane. Thank you Bob!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice short story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I was born in 1960 and remember a Red Owl grocery store in my hometown. It sounds very similar.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed. Brings back pleasant memories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It read as an essay, but it still got the meaningful point across.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an enjoyable short read. In a world that seems to nolonger hold any wholesome reads, this was truly a breath of fresh air. Would love to read a book of your memoirs. Simpilar times bring better reads. Thanks for sharing with us.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another short and sweet read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks for the trip to yesteryear! I can still hear the old wooden floors squeak when you walked across them and the hoop cheeze in the round wooden container. Will look forward to other books of yours.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I remember our mom and pop store with great fondness. Thanks again Bob.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can relate to everything he wrote because i grew up in that time period too.
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