Second Hand Shoes and Day Old Bread
By Clayton Brooks
Clayton Brooks, who was a basketball star at McMurry University in the1960s and went on to be a very successful high school basketball coach, writes about his early years growing up in abject poverty in Abilene. Texas.
His father, as a young man, had escaped from prison in Georgia and came to Texas. He was often drunk — and mean. He died when Clayton was six.
Clayton and his siblings often went hungry and, as the title indicates, had to wear second-hand shoes and work odd jobs to survive. But he had a flair for sports, trained hard, and was basketball team captain at both Abilene High and McMurry.
Paperback, 80 pages, 6×9″