David S. Eicher experienced living in country parsonages in north eastern Ohio for the first 17 years of his life. He was in the Navy all during World War II serving in Panama for two years and two years in Florida working as an Aviation Machinist Mate. In 1943 while on a 30 day leave he married a girl that he first met on the first Sunday after he moved to Ravenna following the death of his father. After the war he served for six months on Guam. After the war he returned to his family in Ohio. Then in 1950 he moved to Columbus, Mississippi where he was a civilian ground school instructor at an Air Force Base. The operation moved to Moore Field in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas in 1952. While living in Texas he conceived the ideas relating to the writing of this book after having read stories written by Mark Twain that were take-offs on Biblical stories.