Book 1


“It’s Not Always Wise to Follow the Leader”

Cars blindly follow a ‘smokie’ (policeman) in the fog of a California mountain highway and pay the price…Based on a true story when Grandpa as young trucker saw a pileup on Rt. 101, northern California.  Teaches the wisdom of using independent thought and the folly of blindly following another. An important lesson for life.


“Ralph and the Bloodhounds”

Grandpa’s trucking partner Ralph goes up a hillside, at night, and comes back with a lot more than he bargained for…

This story is set in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, the region of Natural Bridge, with the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.  Beautiful scenery and a spooky lesson combine to give children a positive message of where they can–and can’t–go.

These truckers found out the hard way…

3 thoughts on “Book 1

  1. I’m anxiously awaiting your books to read to my grandchildren. My father hauled hay through the mountains of Colorado and coal out of Wyoming so I grew up hearing the stories of the road. It will be a wonderful way to share the memory of my father. Thanks to you and your trucker for putting these stories on paper.

    • What a lovely thing to say…Thank you, dear Janice…I think the stories will be a welcome testament to many of our relatives/spouses/special friends who did/do that tough job. I have listed the series on the Home Page at the top of my website (my other website) and need to migrate that over to this Grandpa and the Truck site. Printer’s now told us the book should be ready by next week….Cross all of our fingers.) And I do want you to tell me your thoughts. Read the list, too, to see what are the books coming in the future. So far, two big organizations for truckers are endorsing my efforts…So that’s wonderful. Keep me posted, friend, and we’ll tell their stories…

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