I am rewriting the first chapter of “Cloddy.” The title to chapter one is “Little Woonie.” Dad grew up in Woonsocket, South Dakota during the 1920’s and 1930’s and lived through the Great Depression and the “Dustbowl” era. Residents affectionately referred to Woonsocket as “Little Woonie.” Woonsocket was fortunate to have not one, but two railroad lines run through it – an east-west line and a north-south line. The railroad played a significant role in the first forty years of his life.
This second draft is just the framework. I will fill it in with further research and interviews and extensive rewriting. I have always thought this was a good story and hoped I would not “screw it up.” I think that is unlikely because I have a few individuals who are smarter than me who will see to it that it comes out right.
Thank you for your interest!