The Gordonville Grove and the small-town art of
frontyard storytelling live on in these hilarious, no-holds-barred tales―witnessed,
pretested, and collected by Jerry Ford.
Ford's yarns weave a
portrait of camaraderie and enterprise in Midwestern America. Pull up a
chair and join The Grove for historical legends, lore, and a load of
Jerry Ford has served as a
funeral director, big-band musician, member of the Missouri
Legislature, and on the campaign trail for Missouri's 8th
Congressional District seat.
"Jerry Ford is
a born storyteller, and the stories he tells–from his experiences as a
funeral director, politician, musician, and all-round observer of life
in a Heartland town and state–will both delight and instruct the reader.
His characters―ordinary and eccentric, comical and serious, foolish and
admirable, heroic and silly―mirror the stuff of real America. There are
laughs aplenty in this book, but also a warmth and wisdom that can
derive only from a love of life, a respect for neighbor, and a genuine
tolerance of the human condition."
Dr. Robert Hamblin