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The Life and Times of James W. Shirley Sr.: You Can Get There from Here
by James W. Shirley Sr.
In the small town of Harrison City, Pennsylvania, Jim Shirley began his life surrounded by family and community members. It didnt matter that they didnt have electricity, used a galvanized steel washtub for bathing, and had an outhouse for other necessities. A loving and caring mother, older siblings, and a home built of love were the stepping stones to a self made man.
As Jim grows older, he learns what he wants to do in life, how to create a family of his own, and how to draw the most out of what life has to offer a person. After becoming a licensed funeral director in 1959, he was employed in the Pittsburgh area. Later, he purchased a home under unusual circumstances in North Huntingdon Township, Pennsylvania. As a budding funeral director he inadvertently became a community leader in the Lions International organization and, presented his speaking skills, he showed us what it means to bring a new meaning to life and enjoy every moment of it with the same wondrous awe we had as children.
(2013, Paperback, 236 pages)