Down in Orburndale

A Songwriter's Youth in Old Florida

Author: Bobby Braddock

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 080713564X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 271

View: 4477

Bobby Braddock, one of the most successful country songwriters of all time, is a living legend. His smash hit He Stopped Loving Her Today won the Country Music Association's Song of the Year Award in two consecutive years and was voted Song of the Century in a poll conducted by Radio & Records magazine and greatest country song of all time in a poll conducted by the BBC. In this captivating narrative, Braddock demonstrates that he is as much at home writing the story of his life as crafting an award-winning country tune. Warm, candid, intimate, and laugh-out-loud funny, Down in OrburndaleOCothe title plays on the Southern pronunciation of Braddock's hometown of Auburndale, FloridaOCorecounts his colorful saga up to age twenty-four, when he decides to move to Nashville and pursue a career as a professional songwriter. Braddock retains enormous affection for his Florida upbringing, back in the mid-twentieth century when Florida was still Southern, oranges were more essential than tourists to the state's economy, and every small town seemed to be populated with actual eccentric characters right out of a Southern novelOColike Bobby's father, twenty-four years older than his mother, with a voice that was a cross between Foghorn Leghorn and W. C. Fields. Braddock's sensory memory of his childhood infuses his storytelling with the sights, sounds, smells, and significance of everyday living. When he tells tales of playing rock 'n' roll music in the Deep South of the early 1960s, readers experience some of the decade's most significant moments from a different perspective (for example, his band was in Birmingham, Alabama, when the Ku Klux Klan murdered four little girls). Along the way, he battles depression, hypochondria, and panic disorder, marries, and finally finds his true calling. Rednecks, religion, Florida, oranges, swamps, politics, racism, love, sex, illness, family, murder, and dreamsOCoall fill the pages of Braddock's compulsively readable ode to his youth. But it is music, above all else, that drives the story, providing a soundtrack for a life lived large."

Auburndale

Author: Beverly June Scott

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467113387

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 7122

Auburndale was carved out of the central Florida wilderness in 1884 when the South Florida Railroad selected the location to build a depot. Surrounded by clear, sand-bottomed lakes, the site was located almost equally between the ocean and gulf and was 14 miles from Bartow, the county seat. The new depot was named after Auburndale, Massachusetts, which was the hometown of one of the owners. When completed, the depot was the only building in sight. Settlers quickly realized the advantage of being close to the railroad, and by 1889 Auburndale had 30 homes and a population of 270. One church, seven stores, a livery stable, two hotels, and a sawmill lined the sandy streets. The young community survived fires that destroyed Main Street twice, a tornado that demolished their schools, and devastating freezes that killed citrus trees.

Down in Orburndale

A Songwriter's Youth in Old Florida

Author: Bobby Braddock

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 080713564X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 271

View: 4227

Bobby Braddock, one of the most successful country songwriters of all time, is a living legend. His smash hit He Stopped Loving Her Today won the Country Music Association's Song of the Year Award in two consecutive years and was voted Song of the Century in a poll conducted by Radio & Records magazine and greatest country song of all time in a poll conducted by the BBC. In this captivating narrative, Braddock demonstrates that he is as much at home writing the story of his life as crafting an award-winning country tune. Warm, candid, intimate, and laugh-out-loud funny, Down in OrburndaleOCothe title plays on the Southern pronunciation of Braddock's hometown of Auburndale, FloridaOCorecounts his colorful saga up to age twenty-four, when he decides to move to Nashville and pursue a career as a professional songwriter. Braddock retains enormous affection for his Florida upbringing, back in the mid-twentieth century when Florida was still Southern, oranges were more essential than tourists to the state's economy, and every small town seemed to be populated with actual eccentric characters right out of a Southern novelOColike Bobby's father, twenty-four years older than his mother, with a voice that was a cross between Foghorn Leghorn and W. C. Fields. Braddock's sensory memory of his childhood infuses his storytelling with the sights, sounds, smells, and significance of everyday living. When he tells tales of playing rock 'n' roll music in the Deep South of the early 1960s, readers experience some of the decade's most significant moments from a different perspective (for example, his band was in Birmingham, Alabama, when the Ku Klux Klan murdered four little girls). Along the way, he battles depression, hypochondria, and panic disorder, marries, and finally finds his true calling. Rednecks, religion, Florida, oranges, swamps, politics, racism, love, sex, illness, family, murder, and dreamsOCoall fill the pages of Braddock's compulsively readable ode to his youth. But it is music, above all else, that drives the story, providing a soundtrack for a life lived large."

Don't Call Us Out of Name

The Untold Lives of Women and Girls in Poor America

Author: Lisa Dodson

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807042090

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

View: 6020

A profound portrait of the real lives of women living below the poverty line. The title comes from street vernacular: "Don't call me out of name" means don't label me something I'm not. "Brilliantly convey[s] the experiences and challenges of living in and coping with poverty. Don't Call Us Out of Name should be read by all people involved in the national dialogue on poverty and welfare in America, especially those with simplistic views about social deprivation." -William Julius Wilson, author of When Work Disappears

A Man of His Own

Author: Susan Wilson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250014379

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9323

Rick Stanton was a promising professional baseball player with dreams of playing in the major leagues and starting a family with his young wife, Francesca, when World War II changed everything. Rick returns from the war with his body broken and his dreams shattered. But it was not just body and spirit he sacrificed for the war. He and Francesca volunteered their beloved dog, Pax, for the Army's K-9 Corp, not knowing if they'd ever see him again. Keller Nicholson is the soldier who fought the war with Pax by his side, and the two have the kind of profound bond that can only be forged in war. Pax is the closest Keller has to a sense of family, and he can't bear the thought of returning him to the Stantons. But Rick and Francesca refuse to give him up. Instead, an arrangement is made: Keller will work as Rick's live-in aide. And thus an unlikely family is formed, with steadfast Pax at the center. As they try to build a new life out of the ashes, Keller and Francesca struggle to ignore their growing attraction to each other, and Rick, believing that he can no longer give Francesca what she needs and wants, quietly plans a way out. All three of them need healing. All three of them are lost. And in Susan Wilson's A Man of His Own, Pax, with his unconditional love and unwavering loyalty, may be the only one who can guide them home.

The Moral Underground

How Ordinary Americans Subvert an Unfair Economy

Author: Lisa Dodson

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 159558529X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 4337

Here is a book that tells the real story of the countless unsung heroes who bend or break the rules to help those millions of Americans with impossible schedules, paychecks, and lives. Whether it is a nurse choosing to treat an uninsured child, a supervisor deciding to overlook infractions, or a restaurant manager sneaking food to a worker’s children, middle-class Americans are secretly refusing to be complicit in a fundamentally unfair system that puts a decent life beyond the reach of the working poor. In a national tale of a kind of economic disobedience—told in whispers to Lisa Dodson over the course of eight years of research across the country—hundreds of supervisors, teachers, and health care professionals describe intentional acts of defiance that together tell the story of a quiet revolt, of a moral underground that has grown in response to an immoral economy. A hugely important book, as hopeful as it is searing and with profound implications, The Moral Underground combines narratives and social research to document a whole new phenomenon—people reaching across America’s economic fault line—and provides a missing national account of the human consequences and lives behind the business-page headlines.

Reset

Living a Grace-Paced Life in a Burnout Culture

Author: David Murray

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433555212

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 6079

"How did I get here?" These are the words of many Christian men on the brink of burnout or in the midst of breakdown. They are exhausted, depressed, anxious, stressed, and joyless. Their time is spent doing many good things, but their pace is unsustainable— lacking the regular rest, readjustment, and recalibration they need. But there is good news: God has graciously provided a way for men to reset their lives to a more sustainable pace. Drawing on personal experiences—and time spent counseling other men in the midst of burnout—David Murray offers weary men hope for the future, helping them identify the warning signs of burnout and offering practical strategies for developing patterns that are necessary for living a grace-paced life and reaching the finish line with their joy intact.

The Life of Super-Earths

How the Hunt for Alien Worlds and Artificial Cells Will Revolutionize Life on Our Planet

Author: Dimitar Sasselov

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465023401

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 3969

"In the past year, we have witnessed unprecedented breakthroughs in the seemingly unrelated fields of synthetic biology and exoplanetary astronomy. Just recently, arsenic-based bacteria was discovered in a California lake-both puzzling and electrifying the scientific world. In The Life of Super-Earths, expert astronomer Dimitar Sasselov aims to highlight these groundbreaking findings and explain how what we learn in the laboratory informs our investigation of the universe, and vice versa. The discovery of a New Earth, or other world, may be in our future. But a truly 'alien' life form is more likely to emerge from our planet's natural environment or in a petri dish at a research lab. We may cross a milestone into the era of synthetic biology under the microscope. These breakthroughs will shed new light on our place in the universe and answer the age-old question: Are we alone in the universe? The Life of Super-Earths offers nothing short of a revolution in our understanding of life and its place in the cosmos"--

Angel in Black

Memories of Dale Earnhardt, Sr

Author: Tom Gillispie

Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing

ISBN: 9781581826388

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

View: 4078

Angel in Black: Remembering Dale Earnhardt Sr. is filled with personal memories of the man known as "the Intimidator" in NASCAR circles. These stories all come from the people who knew him best. Earnhardt was far more complex than those who did not know him well might have expected. His life ended tragically in February 2001 when he was killed during the last lap of the Daytona 500. His untimely death at the age of forty-nine shocked the racing world and the world at large. In Angel in Black: Remembering Dale Earnhardt Sr., the Intimidator is remembered through hundreds of anecdotes, stories, and insights recounted by fellow drivers, team members, NASCAR officials, and friends and associates. Together they offer a unique and touching reminiscence of one of the greatest and most charismatic race-car drivers ever to climb behind the wheel. NASCAR's Rookie of the Year in 1979, Earnhardt forged a career that included seven NASCAR national championships, seventy-six career wins, and over $34 million in prize money, more than any other driver has ever won. Earnhardt was as tough as they come behind the wheel, also earning the name of "Ironhead" in part because of his reputation for never backing down on the track, where close calls at nearly 200 miles per hour are frequent and often deadly. Angel in Black also shows the generous, considerate side of him as a friend, colleague, and family man. An earlier, shorter version of this book was published in 2001 under the title I Remember Dale Earnhardt. About one-third of the material in Angel in Black comes from the first edition, and the rest is largely new material.

Bobby Braddock

A Life on Nashvilles Music Row

Author: Bobby Braddock

Publisher: Country Music Foundation

ISBN: 9780826520821

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

View: 8948

If you know country music, you know Bobby Braddock. Even if you don't know his name, you know the man's work. "He Stopped Loving Her Today." "D-I-V-O-R-C-E." "Golden Ring." "Time Marches On." "I Wanna Talk About Me." "People Are Crazy." These songs and numerous other chart-topping hits sprang from the mind of Bobby Braddock. A working songwriter and musician, Braddock has prowled the streets of Nashville's legendary Music Row since the mid-1960s, plying his trade and selling his songs. These decades of writing songs for legendary singers like George Jones, Tammy Wynette, and Toby Keith are recounted in Bobby Braddock: A Life on Nashville's Music Row, providing the reader with a stunning look at the beating heart of Nashville country music that cannot be matched. If you're looking for insight into Nashville, the life of music in this town, and the story of a force of nature on the Row to this day, Bobby Braddock will take you there.

Stackhouse

Author: J. Richard Gruber,Robert Stackhouse

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781890021078

Category: Architecture

Page: 143

View: 9059

Trained at the University of South Florida, Robert Stackhouse was born in Bronxville, New York in 1942. By the 1980s Robert Stackhouse was regarded as one of America's most prominent young sculptors and his massive, ribbed installations were known nationwide. He taught at the Corcoran gallery and later returned to live in New York; by the 1990s his installations were going in large public places nationwide, then worldwide. J. Richard Gruber is curator of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans. --Covers the first thirty years of Stackhouse's rise to prominence 1969-1999 --Provides an early biography along with a progression of his work --Offers family pictures that personalize this catalog --His work is in the permanent collections of the Art Institute and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and the Australian National Gallery in Canberra

When Angels Play Poker

Author: Maura O’Leary

Publisher: Inspiring Voices

ISBN: 1462412122

Category: Fiction

Page: 122

View: 9602

A seasoned con-artist named Jimmy lands himself in a new high-end senior living complex, and is looking forward to hanging out with a hot chick he meets the first weekend there, when he suddenly drops dead of a heart attack, and arrives in Heaven. While adjusting to the shock of his new situation, Jimmy meets his elder angel guide Norm, and is assigned to watch over a woman on earth he never knew before. He finds out the woman, Maura, is his brothers girlfriend and he learns from Norm that hell play a critical role in helping Maura through the relationship. As time goes by though, Jimmy realizes Mauras life is much less exciting than his was on Earth. He finally approaches Norm, and tells him how bored he is. Thats when he is told that sometimes while waiting for events to unfold on earth, even Angels get to play poker in Heaven. If youre wondering what Angels do all day, immerse yourself in a charming, inspirational story about the adventures in Heaven when an ordinary couple go about their lives on earth, while being watched over, prayed for, and loved every day.

Chasing Contentment

Trusting God in a Discontented Age

Author: Erik Raymond

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433553694

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 8725

Recovering the Lost Art of Contentment The biblical practice of contentment can seem like a lost art—something reserved for spiritual giants but out of reach for the rest of us. In our discontented age—characterized by impatience, overspending, grumbling, and unhappiness—it’s hard to imagine what true contentment actually looks (and feels) like. But even the apostle Paul said that he learned to be content in any and every circumstance. Paul’s remarkable contentment was something grown and developed over time. In Chasing Contentment, Erik Raymond helps us understand what biblical contentment is—the inward gracious spirit that joyfully rests in God’s providence—and then how we learn it. Giving us practical guidance for growing in contentment in various areas of our lives, this book will encourage us to see contentment as a priority for all believers. By God’s grace, it is possible to pursue the high calling of contentment and anchor our joy in God himself rather than our changing circumstances.

Florida Place Names

Author: Allen Morris

Publisher: Pineapple PressInc

ISBN: 9781561645060

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 306

View: 7635

Many names of Florida places evoke fantastic images: Caloosahatchee, Okeechobee, Loxahatchee, Everglades, Miami--to mention only a few. Did you know that Florida's places were often named to honor prominent local citizens such as postmasters, landowners, or war heroes? Jacksonville, for example, was named for Florida's first American governor, Andrew Jackson. Later the state's interest in attracting new residents produced names that suggested pleasant places to live, such as Belle Glade and Avon-by-the-Sea. From Alachua (from the Seminole for "jug") to Zolfo Springs (from the Italian for "sulphur"), Florida Place Names delights and educates with a rich and varied offering of Florida lore.

Auburndale Centennial, 1871-1971

Centennial Celebration, July 2-3-4

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Auburndale (Wis.)

Page: 139

View: 2490

Conduct Gospel-Centered Funerals

Applying the Gospel at the Unique Challenges of Death

Author: Brian Croft,Phil A. Newton

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310517192

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 6560

Bring Gospel Hope in the Midst of Death The phone rings: “Pastor, can you do my mother’s funeral?” Or, “Please help us—our baby just died.” Death comes unexpectedly, giving you two to three days of time to prepare a sermon—in the midst of caring for a grieving family. This helpful book walks a pastor through the logistics of memorial services, burials, and working with funeral homes—using the four P’s: Plan, Prepare, Preach, and Perform. It shows how to magnify Christ and the gospel in the midst of all the details, demands, and sorrow that surrounds the death of a loved one. The Practical Shepherding series of books provides pastors and ministry leaders with advice and practical help to do the work of pastoral ministry in a local church. In Conduct Gospel-Centered Funerals, experienced pastors Brian Croft and Phil A. Newton offer readers a concise guide to conducting funerals that glorify God and offer a timely message of hope.

Nate the Great Goes Down in the Dumps

Author: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 038537691X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 4211

Join the world’s greatest detective, Nate the Great, as he solves the mystery of the missing money box! Perfect for beginning readers and the Common Core, this long-running chapter book series will encourage children to problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! CAN NATE CLEAN UP THE CASE? Nate the Great’s friend Rosamond has started a future-telling business, but her money box is missing. Nate and his dog, Sludge, visit Claude, who helped Rosamond set up her business, and Finley, who collects boxes for his rat, but they can’t seem to help. It looks like the only way to clean up this case is to get down and dirty in the dumps! Visit Nate the Great and Sludge! NatetheGreatBooks.com Praise for the Nate the Great Series ★ “Kids will like Nate the Great.” —School Library Journal, Starred “A consistently entertaining series.” —Booklist “Loose, humorous chalk and watercolor spots help turn this beginning reader into a page-turner.” —Publishers Weekly “Nate, Sludge, and all their friends have been delighting beginning readers for years.” —Kirkus Reviews “They don’t come any cooler than Nate the Great.” —The Huffington Post

Dmso

Nature's Healer

Author: Morton Walker D.P.M.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101662344

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

View: 4881

An easy-to-understand, up-to-date guide on the highly publicized drug, DMSO DMSO—dimethyl sulfoxide—is a simple by-product of wood and has been called a “miracle” drug, capable of relieving pain, diminishing swelling, reducing inflammation, encouraging healing, and restoring normal function. In this groundbreaking work, award-winning health science writer Dr. Morton Walker examines the powerful and compelling case for the use of DMSO in the treatment of many debilitating disease and health-related problems. In DMSO: Nature’s Healer, Dr. Walker cites documented cases of its astounding use in healing and prevention of a host of health disorders, including arthritis, stroke, cancer, mental retardation, and sports and auto injuries. He also recounts the dramatic story of the long struggle to gain FDA approval of DMSO.

Biblical Church Revitalization

Solutions for Dying & Divided Churches

Author: Brian Croft

Publisher: PRACTICAL SHEPHERDING

ISBN: 9781781917664

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1991

This is a call to intentional commitment to church revitalization in the face of dying and divided churches. Brian Croft looks at the strategy in the New Testament, especially Paul's missionary journeys and the principles involved - evangelism, disciple-making, church planting, deeds of love and mercy and developing Gospel leaders.

A People's History of the United States

1492-Present

Author: Howard Zinn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317325303

Category: History

Page: 744

View: 2750

This is a new edition of the radical social history of America from Columbus to the present. This powerful and controversial study turns orthodox American history upside down to portray the social turmoil behind the "march of progress". Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of - and in the words of - America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of America's greatest battles - the fights for fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality - were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through the Clinton years A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, is an insightful analysis of the most important events in US history.