One Man In His Time

One Man In His Time

by Richard E Mccullough


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"One Man In His Time" is the biography of Herbert Lorance McCullough of Tipton, Oklahoma. Although this record was primarily intended to be handed down through the McCullough family, this story is for anyone interested in the early history of rural Oklahoma.

"One Man In His Time" contains descriptions of living in a typical, small Oklahoma farming community during the period 1920-1970, and tells the life experiences of a farm boy who was a member of that group of Americans known as "The Greatest Generation". A family tragedy leaves Lorance without a father at age nine, and by age twelve, he assumes an adult's role as family bread-winner. Enduring the hardships of the Great Depression and the rigors of combat in the skies over Europe during World War II, Lorance overcomes every challenge to settle down and raise a family on the Oklahoma farm he loved as a child. He has two sons that he rears with the fatherly love that he himself lost as a child. Struck with terminal heart disease in his golden years, Lorance's Christian faith enables him to endure years of deteriorating health to see his sons marry and enjoy his first grandchild before completing his life's journey.

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ISBN-13: 9780595443802
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/20/2007
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

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One Man in His Time 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a well-written and inspiring story about a man who faced life's challenges with courage and faith. The characters in the book are artfully portrayed, especially the main character. The author is a good writer, and the reader will spend a pleasant evening or two learning about this one man and his time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
MeCullough's work is not only a book about a wonderful man, but also a book about the spiritual life that directed a man and his family. This is a great read for every family
Guest More than 1 year ago
I finished 'one man in his time' setting with my husband in his dentist office waiting for his appointment with tears dropping from my cheeks. Mr. Mccullough did a beautiful job of presenting his family history in a very easy to read book, a book i did not want to put down until i finished it. Not only did he preserve his family history for future generations, but it is also a wonderful book of southwest oklahoma history and on christian living.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Richard McCullough, native southwest Oklahoman, in his book, One Man in His Time, tells the story of his father, Lorance McCullough, a dedicated husband, an exemplary father, a proud American, and a strong Christian. History comes alive as McCullough relates stories told him of the hard times of the years of the Great Depression--the time when a 'ten pound bag of sugar was .53 cents, a large bottle of milk .10 cents' and 'pork sausage .15cents a pound.' Problem? No one had the money for purchase. He takes the reader through the perils of the infamous Dust Bowl Days. McCullough describes the time as 'blowing dust and sand blocked out the sun and it would be as dark as night.' Not all was bad, however, for he tells of hanging 'dirty dishes, pots and pans outside on the clothesline. The blowing dust and sand would scour them clean and gleaming.' History marches on¿. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, Lorance joined the military. Completing basics and flight training in Amarillo and San Marco, Texas, Los Angeles, California, and Lincoln Army Airfield, Lincoln, Nebraska, he was assigned to a Boeing B-17 bomber in the 8th Air Force, 3rd Air Division, 4th Wing and was deployed to the European Theater...the heat of the battle. The graphic descriptions of battle move the reader to the front lines of World War II. McCullough states the first-hand accounts as told to him by his father, Lorance. One account tells of a night in Ipswich, Germany. A British plane was forced to make an emergency landing. On landing, the plane hit the runway hard and skidded into a B-17, and both planes exploded. The result was that the 'cleanup crew didn¿t find enough of the British pilot even to fill a coffee can.' After the war, Lorance came home to meet and marry his sweetheart to become a farmer to become the father of two sons, John and Richard and to live a dedicated Christian life in his hometown community. Come, walk with Richard McCullough through historical events that made America the country it is today. Relive memories, create a family tradition for your children, learn from the past, and know that at the end of the path that ¿in all things God works for the good for those who love Him' (Romans 8:28 NIV).