Floyd Wesley Brosman has written a sensitive and moving memoir "told in short stories and based on true events" about growing up in the cotton fields and labor camps of southern California during the 1930s and 1940s, a hard life for any child but for a skinny little boy whose severe hearing loss was at times ignored and other times ridiculed this life was terribly painful. Wes has described these years with humor and irony, the same attitude which helped him survive and eventually thrive. Today he lives in Washington state and devotes much of his time to being an activist and advocate for the handicapped.
Since this is a genealogy website I should explain Wes's relationship to the rest of us. He is the third-born child of Ola Mae Smith Brosman and Virgil Wesley Brosman. Ola was a daughter of Thomas Alvin Smith and a granddaughter of William Franklin Smith.
To order this book contact Wes Brosman at email@example.com "No Place Else" retails for $18.00 - ISBN: 978-0-9815220-0-5
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
"THE SMITH FAMILY CURSE"
by Mary R. Simms
143 YEARS & SIX GENERATIONS OF DOCUMENTED
HEREDITARY HEARING LOSS
ONE COMMON ANCESTOR AND HIS
270+ DESCENDANTS TRACED
AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT NONSYNDROMIC HEARING LOSS
ALSO DIAGNOSIS: DFNA1
GREATER HEARING LOSS IN LOWER FREQUENCIES
TWO CASES OF
SUSPECTED SPONTANEOUS MUTATION
All Inquiries Welcomed
OVER 100 PAGES OF RESEARCH
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