"My Life in Short Form" - Jerry Rideout
When I was young I lived in King’s Point, Newfoundland. It is one of the most beautiful places on earth, but as a kid, I didn’t see that beauty. As soon as I got the opportunity, I escaped to the big city. In retrospect, my early childhood was a life full of adventure. Now when I return periodically, I see it for what it is—a heaven on earth.
Around Christmas time in 2014, I published a short story on a Facebook page hosted by my hometown. I received such positive feedback, I decided I would try to write a short story each week, for a full year. On the week before Christmas, 2015, I finished my fifty-second story. With much encouragement from my fellow citizens of King’s Point, I have re-introduced them in this book.
What I will attempt to do, is re-live along with you, some of the memories of growing up in a small town in the 1950s and 1960s. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did writing them.