When my uncle Pete was fifty years old his doctor told him that if he didn’t stop smoking and drinking he was going to … [Read More] about Uncle Pete’s Demise
"The Legend of the Mexican Spurs"
by Bill Thomas
This book is not meant to improve the reader's mind. It is meant to leave them smiling.
The Legend of the Mexican spurs is a series of humorous stories dealing with a pair of magic spurs. It’s also about the after-effects of stealing his father’s car and planning to kill his grandfather’s favorite goose.
Those are just a few of the quirky tales Bill Thomas shares with his readers. His irreverent stories give us a tongue in cheek view about the traumas of life, like fending off bullies and dealing with larger than life sled dog drivers. He also tells us about the softer side of some mythical bad guys with just a grain of whimsy.
A few days ago I had breakfast in a very nice restaurant. I ordered bacon and eggs. I told the server that I wanted my … [Read More] about Good Enough is Never Good Enough
I got a compliment yesterday that made me feel good. I guess it was a round-about compliment, at least that How I took … [Read More] about Smiles
The Bill Thomas Story
Bill Thomas believes that the best stories are about our lives. The simple every day incidents that he lived are fodder for his imagination.
His stories are always based on a true event, kind of. At least a true event may have been the idea behind the story, until it ran afoul of the intricate passages of his brain.
His storytelling penchant was fully developed at the hands of his two grandmothers. One was a transplanted French Canadian and the other was a Welsh immigrant. Both Grandmothers were born just after the civil war and regaled their grandchildren with stories about the wild, wild, west. With such fine teachers, it was natural that he followed those traditions. They taught him to let his whimsical imagination fly free.