Miss Nana Wyshall B. Wright introduces us to the children in her series of bedtime stories. There’s Bullying Boy, Winall Wendell and Miss Sassy Frass Ann. They are three of the children in the series of children’s books. Get a copy of each here –> http://bit.ly/2hYyD7C
The month vacation was a wonderful break. I spent time with family and friends. I mostly enjoyed spending time and bonding with my new grandson. He is now sitting up and displaying his personality with smiles and laughter. Of course I think he’s a cutie. He is.
As much as I enjoyed him I must admit that I missed my Blog family. I find that I share more of my thoughts and feelings with you sometimes than I do with others. I guess this is because as I talk about my characters I am exposing bits and pieces of myself and my experiences. They all had a vacation as well and returned to school last week. We will be following them soon to see how well they are doing in school this year.
Ole Mr. Johns is a story very dear to my heart. Ole Mr. Johns is based upon my grand-uncle, my mother’s uncle, who was a hero to me and my cousin. Our uncle was a proud Pullman Porter traveling across the whole country. His final run was from Chicago to Los Angeles on the Southern Pacific Railroad. I never got to see him much as he was always away working but when he was home it was magical.
My grand-uncle was a tall, thin, wiry, dark man with an expression that was always pleasant. I don’t remember him ever frowning or being angry. He was a man of all trades, fixing anything and everything that needed repair in the neighborhood. He was liked and respected by everyone, but he was ours.
My Ole Mr. Johns told stories. He had so many to tell about his trips, the places he had been and the things he had seen. He would have a large smile on his face as he reminisced about his latest adventure. We learned about New York City, Miami, Florida, and many other places long before we would ever see them for ourselves. We mostly enjoyed the stories about his trips to California told when we were old enough to treasure them. I knew of groves of oranges, the blue and warm shining Pacific Ocean and mountains so high that they cast shadows over the strawberries that grew beneath them in the fields. We learned of a place called Hollywood but more magically than that we learned of a small desert town called Las Vegas. We just knew we would go there one day. Every time my grand-uncle returned from California he had a small gift for us. In our small hands he would place a large, round, shiny, silver dollar that came from Las Vegas. He made us feel so rich from the love he showered us with assuring us that we too could do and be anything we wanted to.
The newest release from Second Wind Creations is The Lessons of Ole Mister Johns. Respect, honesty, trust and love are the timeless life lessons that Ole Mister Johns shares with his great-grandson, Lil John.
The Lessons of Ole Mister Johns is written by Cheryl Lewis Beverly and designed by Barbara Elizabeth Rudd, especially for boys 9-11 years of age. However, The Lessons of Ole Mister Johns can be read and enjoyed by all.
You will find The Lessons of Ole Mister Johns in the iBookstore. iBooks lets you browse books and download them directly to your Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
These last few weeks I have tried to paint the background environment for the endearing stories of Miss Nana Wyshall B. Wright. I have used my own history and childhood environment to guide my brush. The children that have been introduced are children I knew growing up or have worked with as a counselor. I have found humor in all of their behaviors and antics. To know and understand the next story BULLYING BOY I felt you needed to know some of the characters that he interacts with in his daily school experiences so I have presented them first. All of Miss Nana’s Wyshall B. Wright’s children attend the same school and live cozily in the same neighborhood, as I did growing up.
Bullying Boy is a large child who never learned to wait his turn or to share. He speaks very little as he has found that pushing people around gets him what he wants, until one day he bothers the wrong people. A surprising ending is in store for BULLYING BOY.
The story of Winall Wendall is about a friend I had in High School. He was very competitive but he wasn’t an athlete. He was a brain. He competed in any and every scholastic competition and always won. He made many enemies this way without intending to. We shared a couple of classes together every year and I admired him. It seemed that the second runner up was always the same person, me. We would study together, eat lunch together and often sit together at school assemblies. We were in the same Home Room and we were each other’s friend. In our senior year I won the school spelling contest and he won second place. It was something new for us both. You will need to read Winall Wendall to see what happened next. SMILE.
Today I spoke to a new friend who is from my old High School and she is writing novels. She and I were both cheerleaders but at different times. She knew my business partner as they were on the same cheerleading squad. See if you can identify me and my business partner in the picture posted.