The Day I Burned The Outhouse Down

The Day I Burned The Outhouse Down

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by Robert Chapin
     
 

It was 1968 and I was in Vietnam. Constantly tempted to smoke marijuana, I finally gave in to the demands of a fellow soldier - I will not call him a friend!


The best place to smoke the Asian Jane was in the outhouse. We met inside a stall, I had my pants down around my ankles and as I lit the joint - the hot match dropped down onto my hairy legs into the

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Overview

It was 1968 and I was in Vietnam. Constantly tempted to smoke marijuana, I finally gave in to the demands of a fellow soldier - I will not call him a friend!


The best place to smoke the Asian Jane was in the outhouse. We met inside a stall, I had my pants down around my ankles and as I lit the joint - the hot match dropped down onto my hairy legs into the fuel and what an explosion!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011433412
Publisher:
Robert Chapin
Publication date:
08/02/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
47,274
File size:
73 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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The Day I Burned The Outhouse Down 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I laughed and laughed. Great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Still good though
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short amusing read of an incident of smoking in an outhouse. You can image the outcome.
soggyreader More than 1 year ago
my husband (ex military)both enjoyed the quick read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always his stories are great and always give me a good laugh....thanks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The mental images were with me for days. Funny stuff! Thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks Bob, I needed a good laugh!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This short story was hilarious. Having graduated in '69 and this tale ocurred in 1968, I could relate to it. The daily newscasts always had some news relating to Viet Nam, usually not good. This story put some humor into a bad situation. Can't wait to hear more humorous tales.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HILARIOUS!!! Looking for more...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I laughed so hard.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hes a bosom!!!!!
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should put all the shorts into one long book.
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Go to result two
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know why the author publishes these. Might be nice to write them for your family, but they really are not entertaining for the general public.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well i guess i will try it and if it isnt good i will be mad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am ill with news of waterboarding! Even back in nam years all S.F. Groups, Special opps, air crews, as part of training were and still are waterboarded! Yes our USA BOYS, WATERBOARDED! IT IS CALLED S.E.R.E. Training! Look it up, truth, tortue my ass, uncomfotable yea but what do other countries do to our boys? You really don't want to know! Ask why our government does not speak up?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book ripped me off! ):0/