Moments to Remember 1957

Teenage Life in the 1950s

by Jerry Snodgrass

 

Book Details

Before rap, cell phones, the space program, or The Beatles - there was the Fifties!

Remember drag racing and hanging out at the malt shop? Want to relive those innocent days of going to the Sock Hop and the drive-in on a Saturday night? It's the summer of 1956, and how teenagers lived and loved and played, when James Dean was the coolest and rock 'n' roll was the only music worth listening to, comes to life in Moments to Remember 1957. In a small town in the Midwest, at Indian Falls High School, we meet the greaser and the misfit, the farm boy and the girl next door, and the dreams they thought were "made in the shade." Here's a slice of American life - both good times and bad - that will have you digging up your old 45s, sipping on some cherry Coke floats, and wondering what happened to all the friendships that were going to last forever.

 

Book Excerpt

June 1956, was the beginning of the summer break for the students of Indian Falls High School. The orange rays of the sun were warm, and the trees were in full bloom. Smells came from the flowers, the green grass waiting to be cut, the green leaves on trees, and the distinct smell of white beans and ham cooking on washday Monday.

 

About the Author

Jerry Snodgrass

Gerald “Jerry” Snodgrass grew up in the small college town of Indianola, Iowa, in the fifties. After high school, he entered the military, fulfilling his childhood dreams. A Vietnam veteran, he is the author of Frontier Justice and Forgotten Honor. His love and fond memories of growing up in the Midwest, and of being a graduate of the high school class of 1957, prompted him to write Moments To Remember 1957, a fictional memoir of the senior class of Indianola High School. Jerry currently resides in Killeen, Texas, with his wife Elizabeth, and their little dog, Stormy.



Also by Jerry Snodgrass

Forgotten Honor
Lone Star Destiny
Memories - The Class of 1957
CASTLE ON THE RHINE
Crystal Lake Secrets
WOODCREST 911
Man from the Sea
NIGHT SHADOWS OVER SANDY CREEK
WHILE JUSTICE SLEEPS