Ken grew up in a time when a neighborhood was a mysterious playground waiting to be explored. A time when spending Saturday afternoons at the local movie theater with his friends inspired many adventures. One week Ken was Robin Hood hunting the neighbor's chickens in a corn patch, while another time he was digging tunnels under another neighbor's garden. Surviving his busy, early child-hood developed Ken's lifetime motto, "How tough could it be?"
While in high school, Ken bought an airplane for $5 down and got his pilot's license at age sixteen, leading to many more adventures. His healthy curiosity got him into trouble at times, like nearly blowing up the school janitor in a cloud of purple smoke due to his overzealous passion for chemistry!
As time went by Ken continued to apply his motto in school and then into his business dealings. Like many of his generation, Ken learned to create something out of nothing. He developed innovative, creative solutions for seemingly impossible scenarios and managed to maneuver through some sticky situations, escaping on a wing and a prayer.
Where Ken really excelled was reinventing himself when times got tough; thus, resulting in multiple career changes and a variety of entertaining adventures. Ken accomplished many things in life with a positive attitude and excellent work ethic. He would discover that many things in his life turned out successfully, a few not so much, and others were just downright funny.
This collection of short stories invites the reader to a time when Americans experienced scarcity rather than the abundance we know today. Because Ken's childhood and young adult life spanned from the mid 1930's into the 1950's, falling on hard times meant something entirely different back then. But even as far back as five years old, Ken managed to find amusement in his world.
Now he invites you to enjoy his many tales, the way he has told them to his audiences for decades.
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About the Author
Rochelle Cunningham lives in Boise, Idaho. She writes an online column featured as Boise's Healthy Food Examiner and has published works of poetry and non-fiction.