The party was soon over and uncle robbie asked Garth if he wanted to go on a roadtrip to atlantic city known as a.c. Garth grabbed his wallet and ran out before Grandpa Mike could say no. They went to the slot machines and won five ...
Author: Eamon P. Doherty Ph.D.
The book is a fictional story about three generations of people and their online and offline computer related activities. Sometimes the activity is lawful and at other times it is not. The dialogue from each person teaches us about digital forensics, Cybercrime, or just the dangers that exist online.
My Uncle Robbie had a heart of gold, too; he would give you his last dollar. I saw Uncle Robbie give money to this woman in a store one time because she was looking at food and did not pick up the food. He said, “Do you like that meat?
Author: Jerry McGrellis
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Growing up in Jersey City, New Jersey, from 1966 to 1979, Tony quickly learns that there are few rules on the streets. A child born in the city has to learn fast, and Tony is no exception. The fictionalized memoir of author Jerry McGrellis speaks to the carefree days of the past while simultaneously focusing on the current problems of inner-city youth.
Uncle Robbie, Aunt Ann, Philip, and Ruth with Daniel in her arms clustered around the Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight and U-Haul truck. Philip shook Uncle Robbie's hand. “Dad had an overtime job to get done before Christmas,” Philip said, ...
Author: Luke Marusiak
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The collapse of the steel industry in the 1970s hit Western Pennsylvania hard. Hundreds of thousands lost their livelihoods, population sank, schools closed, and despair ruled many. In the midst of these trials, the destinies of three who came of age during that time Philip Bennet, Liam Conti, and Ruth O'Brien were determined by the choice they made: that of fear or that of hope. As the three grapple with their situation and their yearning for significance, they discover their fight is part of a much larger struggle. Excerpt from the preface Barack Obama referring to Pennsylvanians, April 2008: "It's not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them . . ." That characterization is so far from the truth; an answer is in order. Fear & Hope is intended to be that answer. This novel is meant, first of all, to entertain because the Western Pennsylvania tragedies and triumphs are one heck of story. But it is also, in some small measure, meant to both rebuff Mr. Obama's pompous marginalization and point out the cautionary tales of high-cost mistakes made then that are being repeated today. This novel is part of the Good Fight Series and overlaps times and characters of Marx & Ford, Loud & Clear, and the upcoming Gold & Glory.
Situation Wilbert “Uncle Robbie” Robinson, who spent seventeen years in the major leagues as a catcher, was once coaxed into trying to catch a baseball thrown from an airplane. Uncle Robbie's stunt took place in Florida while the ...
Author: Frederick J. Day
In this follow-up to his popular book, Clubhouse Lawyer: Law in the World of Sports, author and attorney Frederick Day delivers an insightful and compelling look at the sports cases that make the headlines. Day brings the law into the arenas and onto the playing fields with his in-depth discussions about legal issues that directly affect those involved in the sporting world. The book comprises two sections, tort cases and contract cases. In both Day takes a closer look at famous incidents (such as the November 2004 Pistons-Pacers "Basket-brawl"), but also at obscure events from the history of sports. His analysis of each case is simple and straightforward, and his easygoing style will have you intrigued from the start. Sports fans and those interested in the legal aspects of sports will both benefit from Day's study. If you're looking to learn what the law says about the conduct of athletes on the court and in the locker room, take a dive into Sports and Courts.
As Uncle Robbie waded in the water, he ordered his dog to stick by me, and I was glad to have him. Alaskans have a connection to their dogs. They are bred to pull sleds and to hunt. That's their purpose. None of this cuddly stuff.
Author: Levi Johnston
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Levi Johnston—best known as Bristol Palin’s baby daddy and Sarah Palin’s favorite whipping boy—sets out to clear his name and, with any luck, end his run as Alaska’s most hated man. Promising hockey player and Governor Sarah Palin’s almost son-in-law, Levi Johnston was eighteen when Palin became the vice presidential nominee. His unique place as Bristol’s live-in boyfriend provided him a true insider’s view of what was going on behind closed doors at the Palin household. And how Sarah’s public views were often at odds with her home values. It makes it all the more curious that Sarah eventually turned her anger directly on Levi, after losing her ticket to the White House. After being bullied, lied about, and outspent in the courts when he attempted to bond with his new son, Tripp, Levi Johnston now is ready to set the record straight. Deer in the Headlights is a poignant, at times very funny, and fascinating tale of a boy thrust into the media spotlight and now figuring out how to be an adult and a dad. Johnston, ever honest, had a unique window into Palintology at a critical time; he sat in the family’s living room and paid attention. Not bitter and never petty, Johnston shares his story. As Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC so aptly put it: “I love that kid. He’s honest, he’s straightforward, he’s not embarrassed.”
Of course there had to be a controversy: with DeBerry on first and Milt Stock on third with two gone in the eighth, Uncle Robbie flashed the steal sign. DeBerry took o› before Giant pitcher Rosy Ryan went into his delivery.
Author: Andrew Goldblatt
Category: Sports & Recreation
The Giant-Dodger rivalry was considered the best in baseball by 1890 and remains the game’s oldest and most storied rivalry today. It’s remarkable how often both teams have been good, how rarely they’ve both been bad, and how tenaciously the underdog has battled in between. Through 12 decades (and in two sets of cities 3,000 miles apart) Giant and Dodger partisans have rooted so passionately against each other that, just as during the Civil War, conflicting loyalties have divided neighbors and even families. This is the definitive account of the rivalry, from its roots in amateur contests between New York and Brooklyn teams in the 1840s to its present incarnation in California’s world class cities. All the greats are here: Ward, Ebbets, McGraw, Mathewson, Terry, Durocher, Reese, Robinson, Mays, Koufax, Drysdale, Marichal, Lasorda, Bonds. The book also examines the cities that have hosted the rivalry and devotes a special section to the move to California. The author argues compellingly that, contrary to popular wisdom, the rivalry’s best years came after the move.
My grandfather's place, where he lives with Uncle Robbie and Aunt Shelley, is past the narrow isthmus and up a gravel road that takes you across a crop of rolling farmland to his house at the very end. It's a large, isolated plot of ...
Author: Karina Halle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A new adult novel that perfectly captures the existential angst of your early twenties with raw wit, fresh insight, and true feeling from a critically adored USA TODAY bestselling author. Joshua Miles has spent his early twenties spinning his wheels. Working dead-end jobs and living at home has left him exhausted and uninspired, with little energy to pursue his passion for graphic art. Until he meets Gemma Henare, a vivacious out-of-towner from New Zealand. What begins as a one-night stand soon becomes a turning point for Josh. He can’t get Gemma out of his head, even after she has left for home, and finds himself throwing caution to the wind for the first time in his life. It’s not long before Josh is headed to New Zealand with only a backpack, some cash, and Gemma’s name to go on. But when he finally tracks her down, he finds his adventure is only just beginning. Equally infatuated, Gemma leads him on a whirlwind tour across the beautiful country, opening Josh up to life, lust, love, and all the messy heartache in between. Because, when love drags you somewhere, it might never let go—even when you know you have to say goodbye.
Dewey trudged through the snow—he was relieved, he truly was, but he was also tired beyond belief—and he sat down beside Uncle Robbie, whose face was smeared with dirt and soot, his shoulders heaving up and down, and without saying ...
Author: Keith Lee Morris
Publisher: Hachette UK
'ALICE IN WONDERLAND MEETS THE SHINING' Kirkus 'A FINE ADDITION TO THE CREEPY HOTEL THRILLER GENRE' Independent 'SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO STAY A WHILE IN GOOD NIGHT, IDAHO, THEN - UNLIKE THE ADDISONS - YOU WON'T REGRET IT' Guardian The Addisons - Julia and Tonio, ten-year-old Dewey, and Uncle Robbie - are driving home after collecting Robbie from yet another trip to rehab. When a terrifying blizzard strikes outside the town of Good Night, Idaho, they seek refuge at the Travelers Rest, a formerly opulent but now crumbling hotel. With nowhere else to go, they decide to stay the night. But once inside, the family becomes separated and the hotel begins to work its eerie magic. As Julia and Tonio drift through the maze of the hotel's spectral interiors, Dewey ventures outside. Meanwhile, a desperate Robbie quickly succumbs to his old vices. As they desperately try to reach each other, they relive the same day over and over again. The mother, Julia, holds the key to their release - but can she save her family from the fate of becoming Souvenirs - those citizens trapped forever in Good Night-or, worse, from disappearing entirely?
his Uncle Robbie was the finest man that ever lived. He could take a drink and know just when to stop—not like his father. Secretly, Little Iack wished that his Uncle Robbie was his father. Then they could go back to Anchorage and go ...
Author: Darren Franz
Jack Dobson is not a very nice guy. A womanizer and drug user, he isn’t afraid to step on a few fingers on his steady rise up the corporate ladder. On one clandestine jaunt he takes his mistress up to a secluded cabin in Alaska for a little recreation. While skiing alone down an unauthorized slope, he loses control and shatters his leg to a pulp. He is freezing. As he suddenly realizes that he is trapped on the icy slope, even his own mind turns against him and his past comes back to haunt him. Redemption does not come cheap, but it may come too late.
how mam should think about taking lessons and how Uncle Robbie had lost his licence through sheer stupidity. Mam was nodding her head and arranging the cups. I went out the front and watched Uncle Robbie stuff another two black bags ...
Author: Mark Edwards
Publisher: Andromache Books
Mark Edwards writes with wit, poignancy and economy. In poems and stories of remarkable grace he delineates the corners of a world - his cast of genial no-hopers and poetic dreamers speak to us in the language of Aberdeen - lilting, ironic, occasionally obscene, often hilarious and always genuine. There is depth of feeling in their reticence and a hard-edged wisdom in their careful tenderness. In rendering the specific with such attention, Edwards achieves a universal truth, and shows us ourselves, often at our most vulnerable.
The facts of Uncle Robbie's life leaked out slowly. We were amazed to learn that he had been an orthopedic surgeon, had in fact been chief of orthopedics in all of New Zealand. He had given up surgery when his fingers began trembling.
Author: Paul Brand
A WORLD WITHOUT PAIN? Can such a place exist? It not only can--it does. But it's no utopia. It's a colony for leprosy patients: a world where people literally feel no pain, and reap horrifying consequences. His work with leprosy patients in India and the United States convinced Dr. Paul Brand that pain truly is one of God's great gifts to us. In this inspiring story of his fifty-year career as a healer, Dr. Brand probes the mystery of pain and reveals its importance. As an indicator that lets us know something is wrong, pain has a value that becomes clearest in its absence. The Gift of Pain looks at what pain is and why we need it. Together, the renowned surgeon and award-winning writer Philip Yancey shed fresh light on a gift that none of us want and none of us can do without.
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Uncle Robbie was I bore thy grace upon my back , present day , the phrase is entirely a poetical or figu- therefore always a popular character . Modest people And sometimes , stridlings , on my neok , rative one , and is not seriously ...
More usually this person was known as Uncle Robbie , or Uncle Symmie , or Uncle Davie , being so often called so by troops of nephews and nieces , that at length he became a sort of uncle to everybody - even to his own brother .
Then we'll come to the Olympia Theatre and not far after that is the Palladium where Uncle Robbie plays. Our shop is on this side of the road after Boundary Lane, where there's a tobacco factory. Tilly gazed out of the window with ...
Author: June Francis
Can she leave her troubles behind to find true happiness? In the aftermath of the Great War, many are searching for a new life. But has Tilly missed her only chance for love? Since the end of the First World War, the residents of Victoria Crescent have been slowly rebuilding their lives. For Tilly Moran, this means living under the watchful eye of her elder sister, Alice, while waiting to come of age. Unable to bear the restrictions placed upon her, Tilly flees to Liverpool for a fresh start. As Tilly enters a new line of work she meets many interesting characters, and is charmed by Leonard Parker, a shipping entrepreneur. But when Tilly becomes involved in an investigation for a private detective agency she discovers that some of her new associates aren’t what they seem. Can Tilly’s dreams of love and independence come true, or will her luck run out?
Harold Parrott, “Big Hugh Casey, Dodgers' Legacy from Uncle Robbie, Watches His Diet in Effort to Weigh in with 20 Wins,” Sporting News, 28 March 1940. 16. Dick Farrington, “Fanning with Farrington,” Sporting News, 26 October 1939. 17.
Author: Lyle Spatz
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Sports & Recreation
Hugh Casey was one of the most colorful members of the iconic Brooklyn Dodgers of the 1940s, a team that took part in four great pennant races, the first National League playoff series, and two exciting World Series over the course of Casey’s career. That famed team included many outsized personalities, including executives Larry MacPhail and Branch Rickey, manager Leo Durocher, and players like Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Dixie Walker, Joe Medwick, and Pete Reiser. In Hugh Casey: The Triumphs and Tragedies of a Brooklyn Dodger, Lyle Spatz details Casey’s life and career, from his birth in Atlanta to his suicide in that same city thirty-seven years later. Spatz includes such moments as Casey’s famous “pitch that got away” in Game Four of the 1941 World Series, the numerous brawls and beanball wars in which Casey was frequently involved, and the Southern-born Casey’s reaction to Jackie Robinson joining the Dodgers. Spatz also reveals how Casey helped to redefine the role of the relief pitcher, twice leading the National League in saves and twice finishing second—if saves had been an official statistic during his lifetime. While this book focuses on Casey’s baseball career in Brooklyn, Spatz also covers Casey’s often-tragic personal life. He not only ran into trouble with the IRS, he also got into a fistfight with Ernest Hemingway and was charged in a paternity suit that was decided against him. Featuring personal interviews with Casey’s son and with former teammate Carl Erskine, this book will fascinate and inform fans of the Brooklyn Dodgers and baseball historians alike.
When he came into the dugout , Uncle Robbie said , “ I've been in baseball for forty years , and I want to ask you a question . What the hell kind of a way is that to make a double play ? ” “ How'd you like it ? " Fewster asked .
Author: Donald Honig
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
The fifteen major-league managers interviewed in The Man in the Dugout represent six decades of baseball—men like Joe McCarthy of the New York Yankees and Walter Alston of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Each oral history, steeped in nostalgia and confidentiality, is a record of the triumphs and defeats of the man carrying the prime responsibility of a multimillion-dollar franchise. Here the manager is revealed as a strategist, tactician, peacemaker, politician, ego-soother, and builder of self-confidence. He holds the toughest, most gratifying, and most insecure job in baseball.
'Uncle Robbie!!! I'm your only mixed-race niece!' I laughed at the joke we always shared. 'I know! Hence, why you are my favourite mixed-race niece!' He laughed with me. Uncle Robbie was a stockier and slightly darker version of my dad.
Author: Norma Molla
"I kept seeing her most prized possession sitting in the backseat of the car: her favorite child, my baby brother, Mateo. The non-problematic child. The healthy child. The eleven-year-old boy who protested against her cruel decision to abandon his gravely ill sister. The child she refused to lose to cancer." March 2012. A single doctors statement of three words morphs a familys merriment into turmoil and distress. An ordinary teenage girl is forced into a battle against cancer for the second time in her life. But for the first time, she is evasively forced by her mother into fighting the battle alone. Along with the pressures of growing up and trying to be a normal teenage girl, drop-dead-gorgeous Tegan Giovanno determinedly tries to face her life-threatening illness without the aid of her nurturing mother, in the process becoming an ordinary teenager coping with extraordinary things...
As much as she loved Uncle Robbie, she knew her dad loved him more. Her dad had been in the car with him every day. They were partners. They had called each other brother, and she knew they'd meant it. Her mother stayed silent while she ...
Author: Matthew Cody
Publisher: Serial Box
Category: Young Adult Fiction
In one moment the lives of twenty-three teenagers are forever changed, and it's not just because they all happen to die. "ReMade" in a world they barely recognize--one with robots, space elevators, and unchecked jungle--they must work together to survive. They came from different places, backgrounds, and families, and now they might be the last people on earth. Lost meets The Maze Runner in this exciting adventure from Serial Box Publishing. The remade teens forge forward in their future world—a smaller group, wiser but tougher. Just as they begin to think they understand their new circumstances, though, a reminder of past trauma makes them question everything they know, and sets them on a new course. Team-written by some of today’s most exciting authors, ReMade is brought to you by Matthew Cody (Super), Andrea Phillips (Revision), Gwenda Bond (Girl on a Wire), Amy Rose Capetta (Entangled), and E. C. Myers (The Silence of Six).
The Amazing Life of Stan Lee he writes: My uncle, Robbie Solomon, told me they might be able to use someone at a publishing company where he worked. The idea of being involved in publishing definitely appealed to me.