Ziggy Zenn And The Rescue Of Roy Rogers

Ziggy Zenn And The Rescue Of Roy Rogers

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by Robert Chapin
     
 

In 1954, my dad was an out of work alcoholic seldom home. Mother worked two jobs but wanted her three kids to have the benefit of the newest invention - the TV.


In town was a Jewish couple who 13 years earlier were liberated from Auschwitz. They owned a convenience store and as with the gift of the Magi provided this Catholic family with a Christmas we

Overview

In 1954, my dad was an out of work alcoholic seldom home. Mother worked two jobs but wanted her three kids to have the benefit of the newest invention - the TV.


In town was a Jewish couple who 13 years earlier were liberated from Auschwitz. They owned a convenience store and as with the gift of the Magi provided this Catholic family with a Christmas we would otherwise not have benefit of.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011508301
Publisher:
Robert Chapin
Publication date:
09/14/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
305,068
File size:
86 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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Ziggy Zenn And The Rescue Of Roy Rogers 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dear Bob, thanks for remembering the penny candy. I can still remember the taffy, wax lips, dots, the list goes on.....Sadly this genetation knows nothing about penny candy or family get togethers. They are all in a hurry! Thanks again. J.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But confusing in sections since transitions were a bit rough...especially after reading about the bill collector coming and then all of a sudden reading about the storekeeper and his wife and their experience in Auschiwitz. At first I thought that the story about the tv had ended abruptly and a new story had started. I later realized how the stories connected but transitions could have been smoother.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having lived through those times and being the first family to have a TV on in the neighborhood, I can re-live those times through the stories and characters. Although our TV was not threatened by having repossed, the shows were the same. RR, Gene Autry, Captain Midnight and the Video Ranges, Sgt. Preston etc. The family was protected from any repossion. Whoever tried, had to answer to very well connected people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank God for our guardian angels who looked after us during our formative years. They left us many wonderful memories. Thanks Bob for sharing another great memory.
rumisshuggs More than 1 year ago
Being a short story it was cute. At one time TV was a big thing if a person had it in their home especially when since it was an new invention.