This book was written primarily for those young people; both, boys and girls and their parents and/or mentors who, for whatever reason believe they have no chance at a successful life. This book is the story about a young boy who believed he was in that category while growing up. I hope you will continue reading to see how that little boy changed those odds and ultimately did many things that most people cannot even dream of.
There are many children that are born into poverty and thus have no apparent reason to try to succeed. That was the case with Mahlon ‘Dick’ Palmer. Dick was the youngest of four boys and was certainly not a welcome addition to the Palmer family. Keep in mind, he was born in the midst of the greatest depression the country has ever experienced, thus another mouth to feed and clothe was not a welcome addition.
There was one positive benefit though; this child did provide a cheap source of labor. As you will discover Dick was expected to work twelve to fourteen hour days, every day until he left home to join the Air Force when he was seventeen years old.