A Short Season With Ernie
If you are a new visitor to my website: Welcome. If you have visited my website before, or if you know me at all, you know that I am something of a story-teller. I have written “histories,” for many of the paintings featured on the site. Often I have mentioned where I was, or perhaps what was going on in my life at the time. Sometimes I explained how a painting came about, why I chose the subject matter, and probably a story about the painting. I have always tried to keep it personal; the need to share my art. Some of the people I may have mentioned and loved are gone now, but the stories will always be there.
The same is true for A SHORT SEASON WITH ERNIE, my first book. I have wanted and NEEDED to write this story since I was a kid. Strangely enough, the Covid “lockdown,” with art galleries closed and people more concerned about having enough toilet paper than buying a painting, gave me the opportunity to write this book.
It is a personal memoir of growing up in the 1950s, a simpler time. I was a lucky kid, as I’ve mentioned elsewhere, growing up with a quirky but loving family, surrounded by the usual assortment of childhood friends and characters, and best of all, a wonderful grandfather who had been a major league ballplayer. What kid would have wanted to meet Connie Mack, Yogi Berra and other ballplayers; witness a Ted Williams home run at age 5, and play catch with, learn the game AND about life from a major leaguer on a daily basis? I was that kid.
A SHORT SEASON WITH ERNIE is so much more than a baseball book, even though baseball is a common thread. It’s a book written from the heart. You have probably read this before also, but I promise this book will make you smile, laugh out loud and probably cry. I hope you’ll want to read it.
Price per book: $25
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