Johnny Hoosier began as a novel but soon became a true life adventure as it very quickly was apparent that the true story was what needed to be said. There have been numerous Johnny Hoosiers in addition to those in this story but all their stories are worthwhile. It is a compelling recantation of the varied and numerous lessons learned growing up in the heartland of America during the 1940's and 1950's. It very well could have taken place in numerous Midwestern cities or even Southern states. It did occur, however, in Delaware County, Indiana, and in and around Muncie, the county seat. Parents and their offspring will find the Lessons Learned to be invaluable in the development of today's youngsters. It is a good checklist in assuring that our youngsters develop into mature, compassionate and fully contributing adults.Please use it that way. From athletic lessons to lessons learned in everyday living, we are entertained as we revisit our past. If you enjoy revisiting athletics from your youth or need guidance as a parent, this is a formidable road map for every growing youngster. All the Lessons Learned are derived from real life experiences. Some are humerous, others are not. After your first read, keep us around and refer to our Lessons Learned frequently. And, be sure to pass these messages along.