Though the stories stray to later times and faraway places, they never escape the influence of the Deep South in the 1950s. Ralph has traveled to all fifty states and several other countries, but he is still a product of the basics he learned and the people he knew in Brunswick and Glynn County, Georgia. He includes many of the local folk in this book. Are the stories true? Ralph says they are, “to the extent possible while avoiding lawsuits.” That makes sense, as the stories were first published in the Brunswick News.
Ralph Hood, a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), has spoken for hire from Alaska to Puerto Rico and from Hawaii to Spain. After he was on her show, Oprah Winfrey said “Ralph, you are a funny man.”
Ralph, a commercial pilot, is a member of the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame and has written a regular column in every issue of Airport Business Magazine and its predecessor since 1986. He taught a college course in aviation management and has spoken for hundreds of aviation audiences including employees of Cessna, Lear, Boeing and Piper, plus hundreds more groups in other fields.