Rufus and Arnold: The Mountain Boys by Ronnie Deaton
Arnold and Rufus grew up in Breathitt County, Kentucky in the early 1900s at a time when the daily routine of their lives was based on the need to survive. Seldom were times set aside for recreational activities other than those times when hunting and fishing for food was such a necessity for survival that it became an activity for the entire family to enjoy. This novel is based of facts told by Rufus and Arnold and infused with detail about the daily joys and tragedies of their lives. The humor and disasters of their lives are detailed from their early childhood to their deaths. You will laugh, as well as cry, as you read through the account of their lives. Their story must be told and this is the way it happened.