Smoking Grapevines and Licking Frozen Poles

(New Book!)

I’m pretty sure that banjo-playing hillbilly kids from Arkansas smoked a LOT of grapevines in the Sixties.

Steve and I were keen to try them when we were 10 or 11 after he smuggled some back from a family vacation. 

Strangely, our parents didn’t seem worried about it. In fact, I think I saw them winking at each other when we snuck them out of Steve’s house.

I realized we’d been had after lighting up a big, fat grapevine. It felt like 10,000 wasps had stung the tip of my tongue. My lungs felt like they were going to burst into flames.  The room started to spin, and I felt like throwing up.

All within 10 seconds of my first puff of Arkansas’ Finest.  Even so, we kept smoking, because we were not quitters, and because we were stupid...

Oklahomahumor #simplertimes #growingup #normanstories #smokinggrapevines #Arkansasfinest #lickingfrozenposts #lickingfrozenpoles #knuckleheads #kidssmoking

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Amazon Reviews

Sudie
Sudie
5/5

Just finished reading your book. I was laughing out loud so much my husband asked what was I reading! And I kept thinking, “Bless his mom's heart”! My dad also read it and said he found it delightful. Looking forward to the second book. Thanks for the entertainment!

2 months ago
Tktjtj
Tktjtj
5/5

Fantastic!

Fun and great read!!! If you grew up in the 60 and 70 you will be able to relate to many fun stories the author tells!
Bill Moore is a very talented and entertaining author with a great sense of humor! I highly recommend this book!!!

5 months ago
Susan B.
Susan B.
5/5

Couldn’t put it down. A total joy to read.

The author was a classmate of mine in high school, and is still a great Facebook friend. I knew this book would be awesome b/c of the way Bill writes his posts on Facebook telling his friends of his life in New Zealand. This book touched my heart in soo many ways. Bills writing is so descriptive, that in your mind you see what he’s writing about or transports you to the place. I couldn’t put it down. Bill, thank you for letting me go back to my days of innocence as a child in Norman, Oklahoma.

5 months ago
Debra
Debra
5/5

Having known the author all our lives I expected nothing less than stellar from him and he does not disappoint. It brought smiles and loud guffaws as I tripped down memory lane with him. It was so much more personal to me as I knew the characters in the book but all will enjoy reminiscing about that magical time in Norman . Give it a read you wont be disappointed!

3 years ago
ProudDad
ProudDad
5/5

I think anyone who grew up around the 1960s will enjoy this trip down memory lane!

3 years ago

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Norman-born Bill Moore spent four decades as a newspaper reporter and P.R. guy, writing at least 900 gazillion words in Texas, Washington, D.C., Singapore and New Zealand.
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