Way back in the day, words like fat and obese were not used to describe a lady who was overweight. The usual adjectives of choice were: stout, portly, or rotund. My grandma Kingston was most definitely in that category.
She would get a bit miffed when someone would call her status to her attention. But she would really react when she saw a woman who was inordinately thin. It would flat make her mad.
Just look at her: a bag of bones! When she walks you can hear her rattle. I'll tell you this for sure I'd rather roll than rattle!
She lived to be 92 and never did rattle!
Hence, the books title.
Liz Kingston Bettle was born in Pecos, Texas, and grew up on a ranch west of Balmorhea. She graduated from Howard Payne University and is certified as a chef, floral designer, and secondary school teacher.
Mrs. Bettles husband of forty-seven years was a pilot in the Marine Corps. Since his retirement, they have lived in Lampasas, Texas. They adopted two children and have three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
This is Dave Pelzer's long-awaited sequel to A Child Called "It". In The Lost Boy, he answers questions and reveals new adventures through the compelling story of his life as an adolescent. Now considered an F-Child (Foster Child), Dave is moved in and out of five different homes. He suffers shame and experiences resentment from those who feel that all foster kids are trouble and unworthy of being loved just because they are not part of a "real" family.
Tears, laughter, devastation and hope create the journey of this little lost boy who searches desperately for just one thing -- the love of a family.