Adventures of a South Dakota Kid
In a collection of essays published over a seven-year period, the author reveals how his experiences were shaped by Depression-era parents coming from humble means. The depth of this life mirrors the struggles and triumphs of a generation. Building character through the strength of family, touches of humor, and life in rural South Dakota create memories that echo a generation. What's special about these stories is not their uniqueness but their ability to reveal the common threads that bind us together. The experiences described are uniquely American and lived by a generation that shaped the nation. From Watergate and Vietnam to the middle class, this book chronicles one man's journey of growing up. Bert Moritz has been practicing optometry for thirty years at a Mayo Clinic location in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He and his wife, Susan, live in a country home along the Eau Claire River. His writing displays diversity and richness honed through a lifetime of experiences. When Bert was born, his family was living in the back of a gas station. From there, a life journey of both the ordinary and extraordinary began. The author's story goes beyond a simple rags-to-riches tale. With each move and each new occupation, he became another part of the uniquely American experience that has so forcefully shaped our society. Sharing his wealth of experiences and the joy of the process is Bert's goal.