作者介紹 Elbert Wilson, better known as Neb to friends and acquaintances, was born during the final chapter of the great depression. Elbert's early life in a small rural community in southern Indiana near Madison was influenced by his parents who clung to the "old" ways of living. Many of Elbert's interesting experiences and encounters were with folks whom some may describe as "common", but who proved to be real salt-of-the-earth folks. Living without the conveniences of electricity, indoor plumbing or telephone made Elbert's growing up years quite interesting and endearing in many ways. We can never go back to those days, but he certainly talks about them in this book, bringing alive an era long gone except for the memories. He tells stories about both the good times and some not so good. Part of this book contains Elbert's poems, which help capture the flavor of times past. Elbert is a staunch believer in patriotism and love for this great country. His father fought in World War I as did two brothers in World War II. He saw first hand some of the after effects that war had on their lives and their reluctance for many years to talk about their wartime experiences. Elbert is retired. He and his wife Stella reside in Indianapolis. They enjoy doting on their two children and four grandchildren.