Back at our farm I was most often the first one up. Richard Glaubman captures George Dawson's irresistible voice and view of the world, offering insights into humanity, history, and America-eyewitness impressions ofsegregation, changes in human relations, the wars and the presidents, inventions such as the car and the airplane, and much, much more.
There was lots of chores to do, but sometimes, shutting the door quietly, I would lean against the logs and look at the sky and take a few moments for myself.
The top could come down, of course, and it was something to see. Life is so good tells of his hard life from when he was only 6 years old and living on a farm in the outer region of a …show more content… This is an example of how the black men in America were treated back then.We make our own way, he says. Our roads turned to mud, and the autos just couldn't make it. I do believe it's getting better. Dawson worked many jobs in his years, including laying railroad ties. Synopsis A man who learned to read when he was ninetyeight recalls the early hardships of his life, shares his memories of segregation, and discusses his philosophical observations. Although he worked from an early age and was never able to attend school, Dawson credits his strong family, especially his father, for giving him the skills to survive. What Our Readers Are Saying. Throughout his story, Dawson repeats the message that has sustained a happy life, thathis father passed on to him at an early age: 'life is good. We didn't get a lot of rain, but when the rain came down it was often a downpour.
Throughout his story, Dawson repeats the message that has sustained a happy life, thathis father passed on to him at an early age: 'life is good. Synopsis Mr.
After a train ride or two he ends up in Mexico where he is all confused because whites and blacks are eating and talking together, and catching the same buses and trains together as well.
At 98, long after he retired, a local teacher offered to teach him to read, and he realized he was tired of making an 'X' for his signature, he wanted to be able to read the Bible and the newspaper.
Some parents these days are growing children, not raising them to attitude People worry too much. From Dawson's eloquent words, co-writer Glaubman, a Seattle elementary school teacher, has fashioned two engrossing stories.
It didn't bother me none. For almost four years, I had gotten used to being alone.
Things will be all right. I do believe it's getting better.He was married twice, widowed twice, and raised seven children. There was lots of chores to do, but sometimes, shutting the door quietly, I would lean against the logs and look at the sky and take a few moments for myself. His father told him to work hard, to do no wrong and always to avoid trouble with white people--advice that was brutally underscored the day he and his father witnessed a white mob lynching a black neighbor. Agent, Harriet Wasserman. What Our Readers Are Saying. Most people agreed as to how those cars were close to useless, but I still liked them anyway. At ninety-eight, George decided to learn to read and enrolled in a literacyprogram, becoming a celebrated student. But from his warm and loving parents Dawson inherited a positive life philosophy, based on focusing on how much they had rather than how little, and on wise observance of others, and common sense. That is why there is so much detail in this book. Synopsis What makes a happy person, a happy life? After a good rain, I saw cars being towed by a mule or a team of horses.