Southern Raised in the Fifties by Ralph Hood

Ralph Hood, Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame member, was called “a funny man” by Oprah Winfrey. A master storyteller, he writes of his youth in coastal Georgia, making a Molotov cocktail, robbing a prison and painting “Zorro” on a water tower. His stories touch on music, morals, poetry, young love, first dates, religion, being “raised right,” and one risque tale he left unfinished. You figure it out.

Speaker/writer Ralph Hood, member of the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame, was called “a funny man” by Oprah Winfrey. A master storyteller, he writes of growing up in coastal Georgia, during which he exploded a self-made Molotov cocktail, robbed a prison and allegedly painted “Zorro” on a tall water tower. His stories touch on music, morals, poetry, young love, first dates, religion, being “raised right,” and a voyeuristic tale that he left unfinished. You figure it out.

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.

About Ralph Hood

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.

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