Every Town Needs a Castle
A little about grandfather, Michael’s first memories, and Andy Rooney
Chapter 1 Grandfather on
Grandfather teaches Michael about business from a muddy reservoir.
Chapter 2 Grandfather's Tunnelling Codes
Michael chisels into his black book grandfather's adages for life.
Chapter 3 Michael's Molders
Odo Stade rides with Pancho Via and Stanley Baird shakes Ray Kroc.
Chapter 4 Other Best Friends
Escaping Sally Rand, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Joe Penner… his life was ever safest and preferred aside his dogs' paws.
Chapter 5 Remembering Old Witches
With nine cats ruling at home, she rode her broom over all our Castle lives.
Chapter 6 Every Town Needs a Castle, Part One
There are few better highs than building a sky-high castle of junk in an upscale town.
Chapter 7 Every Town Needs a Castle, Part Two
Bock's Variety Store box boy and his 350 Honda conquers St. John, Virgin Islands.
Chapter 8 "Skippers Always Right, You Know"
The flood did come, Skipper did blow up the engine, the windmill missed the mattresses, and …
Chapter 9 The Real Treasures of Life
"Do you understand, 'My life is in your hands?'"
Chapter 10 Talkin' With Michael
About golden nuggets, Harry Reasoner, fan dancers, Mrs. Graham, cliffhanging in Mendellin…
Chapter 11 DB, Limo Man, Ichabod, and Scott Drill or Thrill Us
Pharmers fly with peacocks, grade schoolers, Dating Games, broken windows,
and broken drills.
Chapter 12 Ted Thunders and Breathes for Michael
Little Uncle Ted blows off the Washington Post and lots of Mexican methane.
Chapter 13 Immaculate Thank-Yous
Immaculately conceived, he smiles his loss of as "immaculate deception."
Chapter 14 Cruising into His Sixth Inning
Called up from dngeons, scrubbing barnacles, and toilets to the state room.
Chapter 15 MCR's Civics Lessons
Michael's world travels and fantazied real world work moves his civics 360°.
Chapter 16 "Children are fragile flowers, don't step on them."
He never got much beyond, " I’m Mike. I build castles… I’m 9…"
Chapter 17 Santa Claus in Bib Overalls
Every day he was like Santa Claus, so Christmases aren't the same.
Chapter 18 Moving Up
“Please move over! You’re standing on my stomach.”
Afterword. "So, Tom King said…"
So, some stories of the author scrimmaging with Peter Principalers fall here.