Author: Michael Colasurdo
7 February, 2019Moments of Joy
Michael Colasurdo Growing Up in the 50’s and 60’s
Here we are presenting in Insignia’s blog our recommended book. We found the author, Michael Colasurdo and he kindly share with us about his childhood and his written experiences as an author. We are sure a lot of you have same memories of the 50’s and 60’s.
Here is his letter to Insignia Senior Residents
Looking back on the wonderful memories I have growing up in one of the great small towns in America, Oswego, New York. I wanted to share those fun stories with my children and grandchildren. I had not original planned on publishing the book. (When We Had It Made) it was intended to be a Christmas stocking stuffer gift for my family and a few best friends.
As I began to write down some of the experiences of my early youth, a flood of memories began to resurface in my mind, memories that had been shrouded in the darkness of time, each new recollection brought another and then another.
I decided to start at the very beginning and share the fondest memories of my youth.
I had never attempted to write a book until this time, needless to say I had great reservations. The fact that I was Dyslexic during my youth has always given me great insecurities, so to write a book of my childhood was somewhat unnerving. However, it was my initial intention to only make the book available to my family and a few close friends.
My daughter Angela has a Masters Degree in English and is an English teacher. When I finished the book, I decided to ask her if she would edit it for me and she agreed. When Angela had finished her edit we decided that it was worthy of being published, so we published the book on Amazon Books.
Fulfilling in my golden years
I cannot express how fulfilling it has been in my golden years to have had this experience of bring back to life the wonder years of my youth, When We Had It Made, Growing up in small town America in the 50s and 60s.. Indeed I would suggest to all my fellow and female senior citizens to sit down and write down your own childhood memories. You will be so pleased that you did. You will be amazed at how one memory will awaken another that has been claimed by the darkness of time.
To Baby Boomers
As I continued, I began to consider that perhaps many of my close friends would enjoy the stories as many were directly involved with many of the stories. I then thought that my own personal experiences were probably very close to many others who grew up in small towns across America. Those Baby Boomers who grew up in the 50s and 60s would be able to relate with my own experiences and they might ignite many memories of their own.
Being born, in my small hometown of Oswego, New York, located on the beautiful and historic southeast shores of Lake Ontario and the river banks of the Oswego River during that era presented the opportunity for an exciting, wonderful childhood, and it afforded many great memories growing up in that friendly small town environment where everyone knew your name.
Writing these stories was a wonderful experience. To relive all the joys of being an adventurist and somewhat mischievous at times young boy was more rewarding than I can justly describe. If you were fortunate enough to grow up in the 50s and 60s in small town USA you can surly relate to my words.
If you want to read this wonderful book you can do it in this link: When We Had It Made