Altus resident Neva Lou King recently won the main story award for her submission to the book “Milking the Kickers - A Living History of Southwest Oklahoma.”
The book, which is a collection of tales “from the good old days in Southwest Oklahoma”, was recently published by Hometown Memories, publishers of living history books of Claremont, N.C.
King won $250 for her submission “Carnivals, Circuses and Medicine Shows.” The article spans four pages of the book, and includes five of King’s family photos including her with her mother, husband and childhood family. Karan Garrett of Altus, also has a story in the book, and was given honorable mention in the book’s acknowledgements.
This book is a collection of hundreds of charming, true hometown stores from the past. It was actually written by 271 Oklahomans from all walks of life. This book recounts stories of people, places, things and events that will back the good time memories from the 1930s, ’40s, ’50s, ’60s, and early ’70s.
Their tales will take you back to the days of Saturday trips to town, the corner stores and soda fountains, wringer washing machines, castor oil, early radio and TV, the hard times of WWII, surviving the Depression, fee sack dresses, outside privies, homemade toys, and of course, farm chores like milking kicking cows. These stories are written in the words of each individual hometown author. Some of these stories are funny, and some will leave a lump in your throat. You’ll find facts, information, adventure, and romance - and even a few ghost stories and mysteries.
For anyone interested in getting a copy of this limited edition book, they can call 877-491-8802, or visit their website at: hometownmemoriesonline.com