Oris George Along the Back Roads

Along the Back RoadsWhen you leave the highways, the big cities and civilization behind, you find yourself on the Back Roads, in the middle of an America that some believe have been forgotten. Even nostalgic remembrances cannot belie the cozy comforts of home and back roads. These stories, you’ll remember…

An experience of back roads living, along the Back Roads of Yesterday with Oris George, you’ll meet Anna… Sitting alone at the well pump, her hat in her hand.

Or you’ll meet General, the Buff Orpington rooster, who threatened to pluck Oris’ eyes right out of his head, with his mother standing well within ear shot.

Or it just may happen that you’ll wind up riding in the wagon, as Oris takes eggs and vegetables to town, and arrive back home with mule apples in your hair, and covering your sorry hide, because nobody… Even Oris, can trust a stubborn old mule.

Stories of Yesterday

Back Roads When you travel along the back roads, you don’t always see a lot of people.

Sometimes, you just move through the country side, taking up space…

And then you realize you’ve traveled quite a distance. You might be fortunate enough to see an old timing headed your way who will tell you stories, and share something about their lives.

About the Author

Evidently, the older a man gets the whiter his whiskers get, and when he grows them out, people call him things like Santa Claus. Or so they say…

The challenge is to grow old with attitude, at least enough to keep away the bad guys, and enough grace to let the nice folks remain in your life. So, does he still drink his own bath water, or has he outgrown that habit? If you see him, ask…

Oris GeorgeOris George lives in Colorado, a little closer to the river than he’d probably like, with a few more birds than he wants to listen to, and more often than not, he would rather be working with mules, donkeys, dogs, or kids.

His memories are peppered with enchanting stories picked up along the back roads through years of yesterday. His unique style of taking readers along the paths of boyhood adventures, days long past, and the gentler times we all wish we could once again experience, brings out the child in each of us. Capers only a young boy, a mule, a donkey, a dog, and friends could endure vanished along with the era of lemonade on the porch and Grandma’s home-baked cookies on Friday afternoon.

Escape between the pages… Oris George

Along the Back Roads of YesterdayWhen I first met Oris, he was looking for a writer’s group to discuss publication, editing and defining his book. He’d already written it.

Inside the pages he’d written were roosters that smoked stogies, donkeys that nipped at the vine, and goats with top hats and tails. His characters brought life to the stories he told of yester-year, and then there was Anna who gave it all for the teams of mules and horses she dedicated her life to saving. Who could forget the blue calico bonnet so representative of Anna, sitting by the well?

Oris George is 80.

A man so bold as to ride in the rose bowl parade with his mules, so daunting as to travel the world degree in hand fulfilling his dreams, and return spirited enough to write the stories of his youth and market them on his own. His efforts carry over into the thrill he offers those both young and old who know him, greeted by a kindly slap upside the head, a handshake, or a tender hug. This man wages war on new fangled frivolity and declares the good times of days gone by in the same pages.

Oris George dares to live… again and again between the pages along the back roads.

Oris GeorgeWith a down-home drawl and gentle humor, Oris George transports the reader back in time Along the Back Roads of Yesterday, a new collection of tales drawn from his memories of growing up in the 30’s and 40’s. Suzanne Steil Retired Educator If you weren’t a farm kid in the 1940’s and 50’s, it is not too late to correct your education, and this is just the book that can do it. Follow Oris George and his contentious friend, Henry, as they journey through life in a world where the chores are as endless as the summers, the odor of fresh baked pies sweetens the air, and a smile from a teenage carhop can lead to serious heart palpitations. Ava Betz Prowers County Historian Oris George has a deft hand for capturing his characters so clearly you’ll feel you knew them for some time. Some stories will make you laugh and others may make you cry, but all of them will make you think and feel and you can’t ask for more than that from any author.

Did you ever wonder what ole mule writers do on Saturday night?

Sleep, silly! Of course, we sleep. We have to get up on Sunday morning and go to Sunday meeting.

Along the Back Roads of YesterdayThat’s the kind of thing you learn on a site where the every day events take center stage. You learn about the every day events of life, nostalgia they call it these days, that keep people out there being people.

you might find out what I had for dinner, or how to cook it. Or you might find that I know how to sew and weave, and write a book. You might even find out that Elmer Coyote has fleas and we don’t let him come around the house now because he might bring the plague up from the river bottom. Or I might even share that some folks believe cut onions left on saucers around your home gather up germs and save folks from the ravages of the plague, when nothing else worked. Because I lived a long time, and I know things like that…

That’s the kind of think ole mule writers write about…

What about you? What kinds of things do you like to think about?