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This boyhood memoir contains nearly 100 tales about the Matney boys, four brothers who found inventive and rambunctious ways to have fun in and around Sandy Creek and the nearby countryside. From the 1930s to the 1950s, these brothers and their friends entertained each other both in and out of trouble.

The stories recounted in The Sandy Creek Boys range from intimate to hilarious to hair raising, including episodes on a north Texas farm, in the nearby towns, at school, and a short stint in the local jail. The stories are based on the lives of Jerry A Matney and his three brothers, who grew up in Wise County, Texas. Several of the boys' childhood friends feature prominently in these stories, particularly the boy who liked to set off fireworks at school and theater.

These stories are recounted in chronological order, beginning with a short history of the Matney's move to Texas.



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The Sandy Creek Boys book cover


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