Lois Ann Murphy has always tried to determine on whom or what she could lay the blame for her qchicken-heartedness, q as they call it in East Texas. Perhaps it was Tackybokus, a mysterious entity known to hang out in her grandfather's attic or Tobe, a one-eyed mule who nursed an unhealthy inclination to kick whenever the mood struck. Either way, Lois Ann Murphy's compilation of amusing anecdotes provides an entertaining glimpse into a life-spanning seven decades, revealing her penchant for courting trouble. Beginning with the harrowing tale about the removal of limbs from a gigantic oak tree, Lois showcases her storytelling prowess as she details how her husband straddled a steel ball before signaling her to hoist him forty feet up into a tree with the help of a system of homemade pulleys, a vintage tractor, and a lengthy prayer (said by Lois, of course). As she continues with entertaining tales about her first attempt to milk a bovine, the birth of her daughters, and the ups and downs of a lengthy marriage, Lois discloses how she learned to rely on her sense of humor and faith in God-even as news of her rumored death spread like wildfire. The Days of Our Lives and This Ain't No Soap shares one woman's unique journey through life as she is gullibly led like a sheep to slaughter through one hilarious adventure after another.Indoctrination started at the ATV. The handbrake was on, and I was to leave ... To make matters worse, the machine had been left running because of its dead battery and the bossa#39;s difliculty in starting it. I was not to let it go dead because whenanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Days of Our Lives and This Ain't No Soap|
|Author||:||Lois Ann Murphy|
|Publisher||:||CrossBooks - 2012-08-01|