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is no longer being serviced. Perhaps we’ll review WordPress and our future here at length and at a later date but we’ve moved everything over to Blogspot for its simplicity and ease of access. Go to Along Country Roads at alongcountryroads.blogspot.com

for links and navigation through our eight blogs devoted to rural living, livestock and landscapes, country life and images in both Pennsylvania and Montana, and vehicles of the1935-1960 era. 

Sorry we couldn’t make it work here, folks. Things just seemed too cumbersome and befuddling.


Check this update, please

For more material on child film actors of the Thirties, Forties, and Fifties, please go to boysofsummersrun.blogspot.com

We’re featuring the same information and photographs, but the older stuff will be archived here. Claude Jarman, Jr., continues as our featured honoree plus other young stars that were once household names.  In addition, we’ll be posting updates on The Boys of Summers Run, number three in the Summers Run Series, following Summers Run: An American Boyhood and Return to Summers Run.




Simply go to afeelgoodnovel.blogspot.com or mycornerofpa.blogspot.com OR mysideofmontana.blogspot.com  

Scroll down the blogs to the bottom of the first page, and you’ll be able to click through to the books of the series. There are two titles now and there will be three next year.

Any of these blogs will link you directly to Amazon or Barnes & Noble and their ordering process. It’s easy and if your order is large enough, you may qualify for free shipping.

OR, you might want to patronize and order through your local bookstore on the corner or along the main street of your town, village, or city. Its service may be just as fast and you’ll be supporting a business in your community. 

Both books separately or together make permanent, treasured gifts for Christmas or anytime. Thanks.

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The website and blogs associated with this blog are available for your viewing. The main website anchor can be found at www.alongcountryroads.com  Blogs are now My Corner of Pennsylvania, http://mycornerofpa.blogspot.com and My Side of Montana, http://mysideofmontana.blogspot.com and our new effort, A Feel Good Novel at afeelgoodnovel.blogspot.com

Libraries, the heartbeat of Small Town America

Both books in our Summers Run series have been donated to libraries in the Bitterroot Valley, Montana: The Missoula Public Library, the North Valley Library, and the Bitterroot Public Library in Hamilton.

Books have been donated to public libraries in Meadville, Titusville, Springboro, Cambridge Springs, Cochranton, Washington, Williamsport, and Lock Haven, all in Pennsylvania.

It’s been our pleasure to do this, in this day of limited resources and budgetary restraints.
Patronize your local libraries: there’s more going on there than just books. These are not the dull, stereotypically dry and dusty halls of yesterday. They are alive and lively institutions of learning, entertainment, and imaginative, worthwhile stimulation. . . . Jim Cotton

The Jarman Family


Harold Russell is shown on the left, history’s only double Oscar winner for the same role. Russell won Best Supporting Actor for his role as a disabled veteran in The Best Days of Our Lives, the Best Picture of 1946. From that exposure, he was also presented an honorary Oscar for his leadership efforts on behalf of disabled vets. Claude Jarman was presented a junior Oscar for his performance as Jody in The Yearling. Shirley Temple, shown, was the presenter. Claude was likely in his fourteenth year.

Russell continued his advocacy for veterans, founding the AMVETS organization. He wrote two autobiographies but appeared in only two more films, Inside Moves and Dogtown.