Growing Up in Greentree

From the Journal of a Wayward Son

by Bill DeKlavon Jr.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/10/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781449723293
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781449723279
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781449723286

About the Book

Meet the large DeKlavon family from Greentree, a small suburb south of Pittsburgh. Join the Wayward Son in this light-hearted look at growing up during the war years of the 1940s. As the oldest son (and chief storyteller), he describes life in a home filled with love and laughter despite the hardships of World War II. Get to know his parents, who dedicated themselves to raising their children with high standards and the gift of humor. For all their determination, however, could even they turn this Wayward Son into a gentleman?

About the Author

Bill DeKlavon Jr. was born and raised in the suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, called Greentree. He currently resides in south Florida with his wife, Patricia (formerly Patricia Scatteregia), who is also a Pittsburgh native. They have three children, twelve grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Bill is retired but remains active in his church and in teaching children woodworking. He enjoys writing, cooking, and skydiving and is a member of JOS (Jumpers Over Seventy). He is one of the oldest jumpers in the area.