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Through My Eyes

SURVIVING A DISTURBING CHILDHOOD IN THE 60’s

by Karen Burleson Crawford


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/22/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 312
ISBN : 9781449706531
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 312
ISBN : 9781449706548
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 312
ISBN : 9781449707552

About the Book

We woke up with a bowl of cereal to Captain Kangaroo and Mr. Green Jeans on the Motorola and went to bed with a transistor radio on our pillow after the Ed Sullivan Show and Gunsmoke.

In between we played hop scotch, marbles and jumped roped. We roller skated- if we could find the key that helped hook them to our hard-sole shoes- on the smoothest sidewalks in the neighborhood and built tents over the family clothesline. We played hide-and-seek and kick the can, and when day turned into dusk and we’d finished with dinner, there was spotlight to reunite us for an hour or so until it was time to return home.

We dove in piles of leaves in the fall, rode sleds down the biggest hill we could find in the winter, and played in the pool, lake or stream until we had only enough energy to peddle our Huffy or Schwinn home at the end of those long summer days. And if we couldn’t go outside, we played Old Maid, Fish, Monopoly and Clue or put a stack of 45’s on the RCA Victor in our room.

Growing up in the 1960’s was idyllic. For most of us any way. Some, though…


About the Author

Karen Burleson Crawford, whose ancestors helped win the fight for Texas’ Independence. Was born in Dallas, Texas, and lived much of her young life there. After graduating from high school, she married Ron, an electrical engineer from Little Rock, Arkansas. They moved to Warner Robins, Georgia when their son, Ryan, was one year old, and five years later a second son Russell, was born. Now there are two grandchildren. Karen has had her own business as a Certified Clinical Electrologist for the past 25years.