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Jackums
My Uncle Jack's Recollections of a Bygone Era
Published:
10/2/2013
Format:
Perfect Bound Softcover
Pages:
144
Size:
5x8
ISBN:
978-1-48970-028-5
Print Type:
B/W

"I've reached that age that, when I'm squirted with perfume by a sales girl in a department store, I can go home without fear."

"My first awareness of anything sexual was the Sears Roebuck catalogue. Somewhere in its 1,000 pages were the bra and girdle advertisements."

"My first month's paycheck in the Air Corps was $32.00. The withholding tax was about $4.00 so I had $28.00 a month to splurge. It was a tight squeeze until I learned to play poker."

"Sometimes I wonder if there are any more tears to be shed."

"It was 3:30 in the morning but every one of the 3,000 men on the troopship was on deck to see the Statue of Liberty as we sailed into New York Harbor."

"My clothing comes from other outlets, but I don't mind receiving catalogs from Victoria's Secret."

"Youth will never understand that time passes slowly for them and quickly for us looking back."

I've reached that age that, when I'm squirted with perfume by a sales girl in a department store, I can go home without fear.

My first month's paycheck in the Air Corps was $32.00. The withholding tax was about $4.00 so I had $28.00 a monthy to splurge. It was a tight squeeze until I learned to play poker.

Sometimes I wonder if there are any more tears to be shed.

It was 3:30 in the morning but everyone of the 3000 men on the troopship was on deck to see the Statue of Liberty as we sailed into New York harbor.

My clothing comes from other outlets but I don't mind receiving catalogs from Victoria's Secret.

Youth will never understand that time passes slowly for them and quickly for us looking back.

Jack Marshall was a prolific writer with a thirty-year career at NBC as a writer/producer/director. His résumé includes his work with the Tonight Show and its hosts, from Steve Allen to Johnny Carson.

Jackums/My Uncle Jack’s Recollections of a Bygone Era is a collection of his observations, thoughts, and recollections encompassing life as a young adult to his mid-sixties. Jack did most of the “heavy lifting” with me, his niece as his collaborator, cheerleader, and ultimate coordinator.

Jack was a lifetime resident of New York City and I, a lifetime resident of Brooklyn, New York.

 
 


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