Three Buck Naked Commodes: and 18 More Tales from a Small Town written by Dale M. Brumfield
About the book
Three Buck Naked Commodes: and 18 More Tales from a Small Town is a humorous and reflective compilation of (mostly) true-life essays about growing up in a small town in western Virginia between 1968 and 1979.
More than a nostalgic baby-boomerís melancholy recollections on the eve of his fiftieth birthday, the narratives explore the impact seemingly insignificant life events have on our formative years, when we are too young and naÔve to grasp their magnitude. Like a ripe kneecap scab, the tales peel back pleasurable, painful, even mortifying experiences encountered in our transition from childhood to adulthood.
With a beloved old farm house as a backdrop, the tales observe mysterious neighbors, toil at compulsory, slave-laborish summer jobs, suffer the humiliating stigma of corrective clothing and slanted haircuts, endure butt-numbing family vacations and re-live the tribulations of public school. Three Buck Naked Commodes may dredge up memories you thought were extinct.
- 204 pages
- Published February 2009
About the author
More than just a chicken wrangler, paperboy and construction worker, Dale M. Brumfield has also been a theme park engineer, insurance salesman and co-publisher of ThroTTle Magazine in Richmond, Virginia. He lives near Doswell, Virginia, with his wife, Susan, and three teenage children.