The Mountain Beyond

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"Hoppy is gone! What will we do?"

My father replied. "Well, we just have to search for him."

"Well, I'm sure he'll turn up in due time."

There it was, the final anticipation that he would come home! However, I didn't buy it! Off to my room I went - dejected and devoid of all hope. The tears came quickly in the quiet of my room. Emotion, especially tears, was an expression of feelings that were not allowed in our household. As a matter of fact, this era did not support the ...

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Overview

"Hoppy is gone! What will we do?"

My father replied. "Well, we just have to search for him."

"Well, I'm sure he'll turn up in due time."

There it was, the final anticipation that he would come home! However, I didn't buy it! Off to my room I went - dejected and devoid of all hope. The tears came quickly in the quiet of my room. Emotion, especially tears, was an expression of feelings that were not allowed in our household. As a matter of fact, this era did not support the outward showing of emotion period! It was the philosophy that, "Grown men don't cry!" Why not?

Men were supposed to be strong, masculine and reserved. Showing other emotions diminished that role. Tears were not to be shown. Hugs and saying "I love you" were rarely seen nor were they acceptable.

Terry Miller was born on August 25, 1939 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He grew up in the small town of Thurmont, Maryland during the 1940s and 50s. He was inspired to share this memoir dealing with the struggles of climbing life's mountains; more importantly, the victories achieved along the way. It takes the reader through life's experiences that evolve into personal growth lessons and lasting spiritual strengths.

Terry resides with his wife on a five acre country setting in Waxahachie, Texas with their horses and a "free range" dog named Smokey. Terry and his wife have four grown children and six grandchildren. He retired from a career in banking and is the Director of Pastoral Care in Waxahachie Bible Church.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607912514
  • Publisher: Xulon Press
  • Publication date: 12/31/2008
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry Miller

Terry E. Miller is Professor Emeritus of Ethnomusicology at Kent State University, where he co-founded the Center for Study of World Musics.

Andrew Shahriari is an Instructor of Ethnomusicology at Kent State University.

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  • Posted August 1, 2011

    amazing

    Terry Miller is my grandpa! Great job grandpa!

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  • Posted January 20, 2010

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    Remembering the 40's and 50's.

    This book provided a fantastic glimpse into a childhood that was much different than most children experience today. It was also a fond remembrance of this reviewer's own childhood of the same era. The "ponders" or words of wisdom liberally spread throughout the book provide good advice for living life to the fullest at any age. The only problem this reviewer had was with the flow of the story which occasionally backtracked to the author at an earlier age. This made it difficult to resume the story when read over a period of time. This is a great book best read in one sitting.

    by Wyn's husband

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  • Posted March 4, 2009

    Humor and Wisdom

    I found this book to be a great combination of humor, and humble wisdom. I truly enjoyed this book, it made me laugh out loud. It's filled with excellent descriptions and insights. Fun to read, but has also left an impact that has inspired me to be a better parent.

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