By Frank B. Gilbreth

The vintage American memoir of twelve children, mom and dad, and an international of laughter and love

Translated into greater than fifty languages and tailored into vintage movies, more affordable through the Dozen is the unforgettable tale of the Gilbreth extended family as informed by way of of its contributors. during this endearing, fun memoir, siblings Frank Jr. and Ernestine seize the hilarity and middle of turning out to be up in a large family.

Mother and pop are world-renowned potency specialists, aiding factories fine-tune their meeting strains for optimum output at minimal rate. At domestic, the Gilbreths themselves have cranked out twelve children, and pop is out to end up that potency rules can follow to relations in addition to the place of work. The heartwarming and comedian tales of the jumbo-sized Gilbreth extended family have overjoyed generations of readers, and should retain you and yours giggling for years.

This booklet beneficial properties an illustrated biography together with infrequent images from the authors' estates.

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Then, after what seemed like an eternity, the trailer flipped over, which in turn caused the car to go up onto its side. We had to get a tow truck to come out to get all of our wheels back onto the ground. The Gentrys limped back into Memphis with one side of the car looking like a hurricane had hit it — but we were lucky to be alive. After the success of "Keep on Dancing," our next single, "Spread It on Thick," didn't fare as well. It peaked in the first week of January 1966 at #50 on Billboard's Hot 100, while the B-side, "Brown Paper Sack," got some regional airplay.

Now, radio stations barely have enough material in heavy rotation to be able to put together their own Top 20 list. But in the sixties, so many records got airplay that Billboard had a "Bubbling Under" chart — it was created specifically for those singles that were about to crack the Hot 100. " So, we were still getting airplay in some areas — and we still had a loyal following. In 1966 we released a song called "Every Day I Have to Cry," which had been a #46 hit for a guy named Steve Alaimo back in 1963.

I booked the Gentrys into a club in the Ramada Inn in Memphis so we could stay in one place. I know that must sound ironic, now, coming from someone who's been on the road — and loving it — for the last 25 years, but traveling conditions then were not as they are now, and I had been gigging constantly since my senior year in high school. I was looking forward to sleeping in my own bed every night, playing music for fans in my own hometown and taking a paycheck to the bank every week. What I had no way of knowing was that rock and roll was on a collision course with professional wrestling.

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