A Sea Story

by Charles R. Johnstone

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/6/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 142
ISBN : 9781504360821
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 142
ISBN : 9781504360838

About the Book

About a year ago, I came to the conclusion that none of my children or grandchildren knew much about my life and what I had done with it, so I decided to write an autobiography of my life from 1938, when I was born, until 1975, when I retired from the navy. I didn’t know anything about writing a book, and still don’t, but I have always had the knack of making my brain remember things that happened long ago. I have probably violated every rule of good book writing known to man. But I will chock it up to inexperience; also I wanted to write it as though I was talking to you, face-to-face. I took the name of my book from the slang words used by sailors to describe the stories told among each other for some two hundred years. I tried very hard to not bring dishonor to the navy, my family, or myself.

About the Author

Born in 1938, The eldest son of Odell and Donnie Johnstone. Mr. Johnstone had two sib;ings, a sister who passed away in 1972, and a brother who is sixteen (16) years younger. Mr. Johnstone was married to Eva Nell Garrett Johnstone in Las Vegas, Nevada, on 30, Nov. 1959. They were married for 56 years, before she passed away on 30, Sept. 2015. Eva Nell had four (4) children when she and Mr. Johnstone were married, she had two (2) sons and two (2) daughters, and her and Mr. Johnston had three (3) children, a daughter born in 1960, a son bornin 1963 and died in 1965, another daughter born in 1965 with “ Downs Syndrome “ and still lives with him today. He makes his home in Seven Points, Texas.