|About the Book|
Gene Mungers life journey began at the front steps of his home in the small Missouri community of Chaffee as he left for his first day of school. He turned to look back at his mother and saw her crying. He asked what was wrong and she reflected theMoreGene Mungers life journey began at the front steps of his home in the small Missouri community of Chaffee as he left for his first day of school. He turned to look back at his mother and saw her crying. He asked what was wrong and she reflected the feelings of many mothers on that traumatic day, that she was just sad to see her little boy go off to school. At that point Gene looked back and asked, Whats da matter, Momma? Dont ya want me to learn nothin?That was the beginning of Genes efforts to learn, and to achieve. And, the moment would stay with him.Genes early life in Cape Girardeau and southeast Missouri consisted of close relationships with friends, who joined him in countless games of baseball, basketball, swimming, hiking, bicycling, and scouting. Always active, always observant, and always looking fo rfun, Gene Munger had great affection for his hometown, his friends, and his schools.On Friday, January 4, 1957, Gene Munger set out on a new and jonger journey as he left behind that network of family, close friends, and familiar surroundings to take the train to New York and a stint in the U.S. Navy. This journey would lead to an active life and career.Here, in a profile of his youth, Gene shares the value of a caring mother, good friends, and a sense of place. His journey is an engaging and reassuring tale.