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JEAN SHEPHERD Kid sources of stories

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When Did That Arrive?

What follows is the listing of the audios I used for all the Kid Stories I’ve posted here.

Wouldn’t it be nice if these stories could be published in book form.

(Yes, I’ve tried.)

  1. ELEMENTARY MATRICULATION
  2. First Day of Kindergarten September 21, 1969
  3. Left-handed Disability August 24, 1965
  4. Decayed Tooth, Balsa Wood, and Silly Putty July 28, 1965
  5. LEARNING WRIT LARGE
  6. Welcome to the Library April 29, 1976
  7. Great Crashing Waves of Words January 15, 1974
  8. GIFTING
  9. Erector Set and Tinker Toy December (near 12/25)
  10. Atomizer –Ah-eeeek-ah-eeeek! December 23, 1963
  11. Grab Bag Surprise May, 1963
  12. KID ENCOUNTERS
  13. Selling Seeds, Door to Door, to Door October, 16, 1964
  14. Collecting Teeth September 17, 1966
  15. April Fooled April 1, 1977
  16. HAM RADIO
  17. Dots and Dashes March 8, 1976
  18. The Light of My Life January 29, 1965
  19. Struck By Lightning July 5, 1972
  20. Forty Words Per Minute January 6, 1965
  21. MUSICALLY INCLINED
  22. Lessons March 24, 1976
  23. Life as a Tuba Player April 9, 1965
  24. Halftime Sousaphone October 4, 1969
  25. EARLY TOIL
  26. Paperboy Skirmishes July 15, 1970
  27. Worm King of Cleveland Street May 22, 1971
  28. Fireworks and Unguentine July 4, 1963
  29. CURIOUS HAPPENSTANCES
  30. Disorganized Baseball June 29, 1966
  31. Crashing Picnics June 19, 1970
  32. Pharmaceutical Adventure October 20, 1072
  33. Fixing the Old Man’s Car September 18, 1970
  34. Public Speaking—“Araya Yabaya Arayaa! April 9, 1965
  35. STEEL MILL DAYS
  36. Let Me Tell You About That First Day
  37. Mailboy With Tornedo April 12, 1965
  38. The Soaking Pit November 6, 1969
  39. Rot-Gut With Beer Chaser March 5, 1965
  40. Champion Rat Catcher January 15, 1973
  41. REARING ITS LOVELY HEAD
  42. Bud on the Rose April 23, 1962
  43. Uptown Pearl July 4, 1964
  44. Turkeys Galore November 22, 1973
  45. Date With Flies June 8, 1973
  46. Scragging March 23, 1968
  47. EXTRACURRICULAR EPIPHANIES
  48. Escargot November 28?, 1969
  49. Bugatti 1976

“Escargot” appeared in a shorter form in my 2005 book Excelsior, You Fathead! The Art and Enigma of Jean Shepherd. “Bugatti” appeared in a different form in my article published in the American Bugatti Club’s quarterly, Pur Sang Winter, 2010.

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1 Comment

  1. Appreciate the work! Imagine, I started listening in 1960 full time. I do remember my father having Jean on Saturday morning on WOR but that would have been late 50’s

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