Robert U. Montgomery

Childhood Memories

First Kiss!

We had just moved to a new town and the girl across the street invited me over to play a board game. I don’t even remember the game, probably because of stress-related shock. What I do remember is that, suddenly and without warning, an 8-year-old Lolita named Susie leaned across the board and kissed me.

Then, her mother compounded the crime by telling my mother, who told my father. The humiliation seemed never-ending, although, in hindsight, I think that it lasted only one long weekend.

By my eleventh birthday I had recovered enough to live at least a semi-normal life. It helped that we moved again. This time the girl across the street from our new house gave me a silver dog tag with my name on it. “Uh, oh,” a friend told me. “You know what that means, don’t you?”

Excerpt from "Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice" in
Under the Bed: Tales From an Innocent Childhood.


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Who Let the Frogs Out?

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Who Let the Frogs Out? is a fun-packed mystery for young readers, with eye-popping illustrations that make the story even more enjoyable. Bobby and his friends are afraid that they are going to be in big trouble with his grandparents because someone turned loose about a gazillion frogs in the house.

Have you ever been blamed for something you didn't do? Bobby, Benny, Matt, and Carl, also known as The Four Musketeers, are sure they will be blamed for the frogs' escape, while they are staying at MamMa and PapPa's house. After all, they did catch the frogs and bring them in the house. But they were in a terrarium, with a lid on the top! Who could have done it? No, who
would have done it? All of them love coming to the farm during summer vacation. They love sleeping on feather beds and catching big catfish in the pond. They especially love eating MamMa's apple pie and homemade ice cream.

And now this might mean that they won't be invited to come back.
Carl is especially scared. After all, he likes to play jokes on the rest of the gang. During a sleepover once, he put worms in Matt's pants pockets. But he insists that he didn't do it. So, who did? Maybe Ol' Fred, the dog, and Ol' Marge, the cat, know. But they're not telling!

This is the second in a series of books entitled, "Growing Up With Nature." The first was
Who Let the Bugs Out? The series focuses on outdoor adventures and experiences. It reveals interesting information about animals and insects and amazing facts about nature. You don't want to miss out on The Four Musketeers' adventures!

Who Let the Frogs Out? is perfect for you if enjoy:

  • Playing outside

  • Having adventures

  • Solving mysteries

  • Exploring nature

  • Learning about animals

You can find
Who Let the Frogs Out? and Who Let the Bugs Out? and all of author Robert U. Montgomery's other books at Amazon and other booksellers.


Halloween Treat From Book That You Will Enjoy Year Around

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Halloween is one of the times that I remember best from my childhood, a simpler time when many Baby Boomers were growing up. This is an excerpt from "Dracula's Disciple" in Under the Bed: Tales From An Innocent Childhood. If you were a child during the 50s, 60s, or 70s, this book will take you back in time and awaken your own fond memories.

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