About the Book
The brilliance of a lone white horse grazing on a hillside pasture of lush green grass dotted with scarlet sumac. And like the horse; I too would be alone, (without the light of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ), amid the bountiful beauty of the land. With each new twist in the molding of life, lamplighters gently guide others through crossroads and obstacles, while providing hope at every turn. In a six-decade cultural collection of campfire tales and gatherings around winter’s wood stoves, and fishing and hunting campfires while working at a farm and in barnyard lots, Albert Allen shares an inspiring and sometimes amusing glimpse into the goodness and kindness that permeates the peacefulness of Southeast Missouri's Carter County. Within short stories presented in alphabetical order, Allen casts a spotlight on the heartbreaks and sorrows that include accidental tragedies and the loss of community family members, and the poignant moments that include the beauty of nature and its creatures, the outpouring of kindheartedness toward the misfortunate, and the passionate prayer requests raised to God, the Heavenly Father. Life’s Lamplighters is a volume of short tales that reflect on love, goodness, faith, hope, and all the gifts nature and life provides for the blessed residents of Southeast Missouri.
About the Author
Albert Louis Allen was born, nurtured, and educated along the clear, cold, and fish-laden Missouri Ozark streams where the deer and elk, along with black bear, Mountain lion, feral horses and pigs, and other wild small game animals roam. where he honed his love for nature, humor, science fiction, and fictional cultural history Except for a four-year tour with the U.S. Navy, he spent his life among the colorful forests and streams of the Ozarks.