My Uncle and Me and the Big Game

My Uncle and Me and the Big Game

H Н i , I'm Jack , and I'm in the first grade . This is my dog Charlie and my little brother Wyatt . I love riding my bike and playing games . But my favorite thing is going on adventures with my Uncle Kevin . Today is the big game ...

Author: Kevin Natale

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781662418747

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 20

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Do you ever get butterflies when your favorite team is about to play? Wearing your favorite player's jersey and barbecuing on the grill? Well, that's what today is all about, and I get to do it with the best uncle ever!But there's something special about my uncle. He is a quadriplegic and has to use an electric wheelchair to get around. Have you ever wondered how a person with a disability gets ready for the day or how they get around?Whether we are traveling in his special van or we are going to the grocery store for a few things before the game, we show you the obstacles he faces and how we don't let anything stop us from making anything a great adventure.I hope you will join My Uncle and Me as we prepare for the day and head to my house for the big game!
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

My Lost Destiny

My Lost Destiny

I was also looking forward to the big game and hanging with my friends outside of school! My uncle got to our house, and we were on our way in his new white BMW! It was a long drive, about an hour, but we made the most of it.

Author: Debi Williams

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479702015

Category: Fiction

Page: 151

View: 595

This is it! This is the day that will most assuredly change my life forever. I just didn’t know how yet. We never know how one day in our lives may influence the way our destiny will play out. However, I was about to find that out! I am so excited about tonight!
Categories: Fiction

Celtic Tales 10 the Traders

Celtic Tales 10  the Traders

your little killer skins, but I like the way you do business. ... a spider silk sleeping bag, and nine really good, forged, broad head blades for taking down big game. My ... My uncle bought me the nine arrows with man-killer points.

Author: Jill Whalen

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475925494

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 332

These short tales are about the trials, successes, and failures of Celtic traders around the world. Go with them to the city of the trader Samark; visit Constantinople; meet the cheater, Fin; watch a young man build a trade empire from pink coral. Some traders were in a hierarchy where they had to claw their way to the top. Other men became traders out of necessity. Cheap goods at one place are very valuable at another. You have to know your market. You dont take jewels to trade at a turnip festival. Follow the trades of everything including snake skins, furs, salt, pearls, rubies, spices, and feathers.
Categories: Fiction

Reaching Overall Success with Basic Beliefs

Reaching Overall Success with Basic Beliefs

I was just hoping Theresa felt it was worth standing by my side, like the rock of Gibraltar she never faltered. When we moved to Colorado and I took the job as a mobile crane operator, we had time to get reacquainted with my Uncle and ...

Author: Paul A. Thorade Jr.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781449038946

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 148

View: 154

This book is a book to help a person reach their greatest potential at success, by seeing how to direct their lives in a productive manner. It is also quite autobiographical showing that any odds can be overcome and there is no reason not to reach greatness.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Inside Power

Inside Power

I finally gave up the rage and resentment, but, man, I kept it bottled up for a long time. It lit a fire inside me that ... Doc was pitching a big game on a Saturday afternoon. Always proud of my uncle, I wanted to watch him operate.

Author: Gary Sheffield

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307395184

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 180

Becoming a Major League ballplayer for Dwight and me, that was the dream. Dwight is Dwight Gooden. Most people know him for winning the Cy Young Award. To me, though, he’s family, an uncle, but at four years older, really a brother. I can still remember those games of catch with Dwight in the backyard: him rearing back, and me somehow getting my mitt up to stop one of his fireballs. Often the two of us would sit with Grandpa (Dwight’s dad), and he’d tell us how hard it would be to make our dream come true, how just playing our best wouldn’t be enough. He’d talk about “inside power.” At the time, I didn’t really understand what Grandpa was driving at. But I do now. After twenty years in the “bigs” and seven Major League teams, I understand. When I landed with my first team, Milwaukee, I thought being a ballplayer was about hitting home runs. I’ve always been good at that. It took me longer to learn that “the game” as it’s played at the Major League level with millions on the line and the cameras always turned in your direction asks far more of you. If you’re a go-along guy, it can be great. I’ve just found that too often “going along” gets in the way of being a man. I love this game. Love the feel of the bat in my hand, the grass under my feet, the shouts of encouragement as I step into the box. I draw strength from the fans and play my heart out for them. I just wish those who control the game had more respect for the guys doing the playing. What I want to do in this book is show you what it’s been like taking this strange, wonderful, sometimes immensely frustrating life journey. “Malcontent” . . . “greedy” . . . “selfish” I’ve had plenty of adjectives lobbed my way, and believe me, they’ve stung. There are a lot of stories to tell from a life lived on and off the field: some sweet, others horrific. Everything from soaking up Little League glory to nearly being shot to death, from learning the startling truth of how I came by my last name to playing with and for characters like A-Rod, Jeter, Lasorda, Leyland, and Torre. And, yeah, I’ll finally set the record straight about a guy named Steinbrenner and a guy named Bonds. It’s a story Grandpa would want me to tell. It’s a story I need to tell.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Big Game

Big Game

“How big is this ranch?” “Forty thousand acres.” For once, even Summer seemed surprised. “That's more than sixty square miles!” Violet shrugged. “Yeah, it's pretty big. I don't think even my daddy has seen all of it. But my uncle says ...

Author: Stuart Gibbs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781481423342

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 326

"Someone is trying to hunt FunJungle's Asian greater one-horned rhinoceros, and twelve-year-old Teddy Fitzroy is on the case"--
Categories: Fiction

Liber Suscipit

Liber Suscipit

“Horus, we have an important question for you.” “Okay.” “Did you have an uncle or any other family member that was a big game hunter?” “I did, my Uncle Titus.” “And he died? Or did he become one of those things?” “Uncle Titus made the ...

Author: P.A. Thaddeus

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781665551106

Category: Fiction

Page: 474

View: 373

It’s still 1998 in Cape Cove, Indiana: in fact, it’s only been a week since the events that ended “In Libro Vitae” have transpired. Salome, now more accepted into the fold of The Crew since her individual exploits brought fortune and solidarity within the ranks of the group she had first began to thwart and then promptly joined, now meets an old member of The Crew recently reunited with his former colleagues in the pursuit of mischief. ‘Benny Jets’ has now returned less than triumphantly to Cape Cove after three years away and offers Toby a new chance at a life in the process, one Toby would never have had on his own. Newcomer Lara Kinkos becomes even more of a prominent figure as well in the dealings of The Crew as she and her bike interject themselves into their lives through JimJim, now calling himself ‘JJ’. With all eyes of The Cape Cove Crew ‘version two’ currently watching Deputy Jason Sutcliff, and with Private Investigator Travis P. Suitelief and student reporter Joanna Ching back in the loop once again, and amateur ‘Ghost Hunter’ Seth Ravenspire helping them out, the mystery builds surrounding the researched and finally discovered history of their hometown, Capstone Coven, and what will be found there at its uncovered beginnings... When Salome suddenly disappears and the Liber Malificous is stolen out from under the noses of The Crew while they are pursuing multiple agendas in teams, the fate of Cape Cove is left to the winds of opportunity and change. The new Crew must band together, yet again, as they always do to face adversity, and continue to fight the dark shadows that threaten their hometown or lose it forever to the threats that seep out continuously. Return a third time to the small unassuming town of Cape Cove and seek the answers to the mystery still uncovered in the days that GOOGLE was first founded and the only thing of worth on television once the last episode of ‘Seinfeld’ was aired was the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal.
Categories: Fiction

Shadows on the Koyukuk

Shadows on the Koyukuk

When a hunter killed big game, his family moved to the animal. Using my dog team, I helped my uncle and his family travel to and set up camp where I had killed the moose. Uncle Johnny and his family butchered the horse-sized cow moose ...

Author: Jim Rearden

Publisher: Graphic Arts Books

ISBN: 9780882409306

Category: History

Page: 219

View: 519

“I owe Alaska. It gave me everything I have.” Says Sidney Huntington, son of an Athapaskan mother and white trader/trapper father. Growing up on the Koyukuk River in Alaska’s harsh Interior, that “everything” spans 78 years of tragedies and adventures. When his mother died suddenly, 5-year-old Huntington protected and cared for his younger brother and sister during two weeks of isolation. Later, as a teenager, he plied the wilderness traplines with his father, nearly freezing to death several times. One spring, he watched an ice-filled breakup flood sweep his family’s cabin and belongings away. These and many other episodes are the compelling background for the story of a man who learned the lessons of a land and culture, lessons that enabled him to prosper as trapper, boat builder, and fisherman. This is more than one man's incredible tale of hardship and success in Alaska. It is also a tribute to the Athapaskan traditions and spiritual beliefs that enabled him and his ancestors to survive. His story, simply told, is a testament to the durability of Alaska's wild lands and to the strength of the people who inhabit them.
Categories: History

Growing up Perfect

Growing up Perfect

GAMES. I DID HAVE A SECRET WEAPON IN MY QUEST TO BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND THE BIG GAME that coming Sunday. My uncle Robert was most definitely on my side and thought that I deserved to get to come along. But my grandfather seemed dead set ...

Author: Lawrence Caplan

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781665566988

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 246

View: 811

A young boy, his troubled but loving mother, and their shared obsession with the 1970's Miami Dolphins.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

I ll Always Be with You

I   ll Always Be with You

In Arizona I'd be going to the game with a bunch of friends and here I'm hoping my uncle doesn't try to pass me off on my cousin and her girlfriends. ... She gives the dough another punch and I'm thinking she's got a great right hook.

Author: Violetta Armour

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491768310

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 356

Since the horrific night a drunk driver slammed into their car during his driving lesson, young Teddy has had to live with the memory of seeing his beloved father, Stan, die. Now just sixteen, he carries both sorrow and survivor’s guilt. Concerned for her grieving son, Mary decides to put as much distance as she can between Teddy and the nightmarish Phoenix intersection that claimed Stan’s life. She moves the family to Stan’s small Indiana hometown, a place of peace in which she hopes they can build new memories. There, Teddy finds inspiration in an old book his great-grandfather carried with him to America, a book Bulgarian fathers have always read to their sons. Is Stan reaching out to his son from the grave? Mary also makes an equally life-changing discovery in the small town—Rosetta, Stan’s high school sweetheart. The deeper Mary digs, the more she learns of the forbidden love Stan and Rosetta shared. During the Civil Rights Movement, they dared to reach out for love across racial lines. Now as their three lives intertwine, Teddy, Mary, and Rosetta must make difficult choices. Will they choose happiness? Or will old pains cause them to live as victims of circumstances? Beginning in 1912 on Ellis Island and told in three voices over four generations, I’ll Always Be with You is a profound celebration of the power of family.
Categories: Fiction