Never Put a Ten-Dollar Tree in a Ten-Cent Hole
May 21, 2011
Never Put a Ten-Dollar Tree in a Ten-Cent Hole….and Other Stories
Author: Ed Grisamore
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Publication Date: March 2011
The Title of Ed's book comes from his penchant for rushing through things, not going slowly enough to see the truth of the matter, so to speak. The results are often amusing, sometimes sad, but there's always a lesson about rushing in there somewhere.
Ed is a columnist who has taken approximately 100 of his favorite columns and combined them into this collection. They're a fine collection of the human race and our eccentricities, kindness and willingness to maintain all that makes us human.
These are all true life people that he hunted down for their stories to be included in his columns.
The story of the boy with Cerebral Palsy hitting the home run was a killer. Tears people.
More tears when the 13 year boy saved a friend from choking in the lunchroom, while remembering how he couldn't save his little sister years earlier.
There are also inspirational stories such as Claude Lewis being helped many times by strangers when he was young and how he went on to take an empty lot and make T-ball players out of kids with little hope.
Great book with stories short enough to fit a few in at lunch and before bed.
So many of his stories actually remind me of events near to me, people as similar to the ones I pass by everyday. I found myself nodding yes and agreeing with events that I had never seen!