DISCLAIMER: The views represented in this book are not necessarily the views of the United States Department of Agriculture. BUT THEY SHOULD BE! In the increasingly competitive and challenging world of farming, surely a book is needed to educate farmers on how to increase their crop yields. Okay, so this isn't that book. Or…is it? What if what every farmer really needs is just a good laugh?
Gary Guest or "Double G" as he's known, loves three things: 1. Being a farmer; 2. Dirt; and 3. Making people laugh. In Fertilizer For The Funnybone, he's fulfilled that mission in sowing a collection of humorous anecdotes, poems, and witty one-liners sure to reap a bountiful harvest of laughter. Guest also loves his wife of 40 years who plays a prominent role in the book, as well as serving as his "typist, editor, conscience and sometimes waitress." Whether you're a lifetime farmer or a city-slicker, you're sure to love this book and the author 's infectious and delightful brand of self-deprecating humor. From "Me a writer? That might be a stretch" to "You might be a Cattleman if…" to the "Dear Double G" not so sage advice columns, this book lives up to its name!
"Meet Gary Guest. His family and friends consider him a storyteller. And now this storyteller is anxious to share his tales with the rest of the world. In this, his first offering, "Fertilizer For The Funnybone," Guest hopes to induce laughter from all its readers. Some of the short stories and antidotes will make you think and reflect on a simpler time not that many years ago. Almost all of the content you find here centers around Guest's agricultural life.
Gary and his wife Denise have called southern Illinois home all their lives in and around Washington County. There they have raised four children and ten grandkids (so far). Their small grain and cattle farm sustains their family and faith first lifestyle and creates more than enough incidents for the author to make fun of himself. Gary loves making new friends and is fond of saying, "I have friends all over the world...Most of them I just haven't met yet."
You'll make a new friend when you laugh along with Fertilizer For The Funnybone.