November 2011 was an anniversary of sorts. It marked an era that began 80 years ago in Lansing, Michigan, when, on November 3, the first of three Amos boys was born. The city has never been the same since.
The Amos Boys—Duane, Bruce and Jerry—were born in the 1930s, a time when economic depression commonly forced families to do uncommon things in order to survive. Since then, the world has created history in ways no one could imagine. The Amos Boys have created their history too.
These guys have some great stories to tell — a few hard times, lots of fun times, and all of them meaningful times. So in 2012, we did a blog. Every Monday I called Duane, then Jerry, then Bruce, and I merged them into a conference call. I then added an audio recording because I learned pretty quick there’s no way I could write fast enough to keep up with their conversation.
Each Friday’s post is a small representation of what we talked about on Monday. I’m sure I missed a lot, so be sure to ask questions and add to it with your comments. It’s like Jerry says, when you all sit down at the table and start reminiscing, you jump all over the place, kind of like a mosaic.
Yep, that’s what this blog is—a mosaic of conversation and memories. Enjoy!