THE FLOYD SIBLINGS
Seven Members and One Hundred Years of the Greatest Generation
by Darrell L. Noe
This book chronicles seven members of the Greatest Generation. They were children born into a southern sharecropping family. The first was born in 1912 and the last of the seven died in 2012. They were a close-knit family and experienced many of the trials that so many in that generation experienced. They were all young people during the Great Depression. The four brothers all saw military service in the Pacific during World War II. Fortunately all four of the brothers returned home from the war and soon started careers and families. The sisters kept a close bond among themselves throughout their lives. There is humor and pathos in lives of these siblings. They leave behind them a legacy for us of civic and familial responsibility, an ironclad determination to try to do the right thing. They engender in those of us who follow behing them an appreciation of just what the members of this generation was able to achieve.
I'm a fourth generation Texan. . .and proud of it. I've lived in an around the Fort Worth area most of my life. I did go out of state to college: undergraduate degree in Earth Sciences from the University of Tulsa, OK and graduate study at Ohio State University. My professional career consisted of 20 years in the public sector as an urban planner and city manager. I then went into the private sector where I was business manager for a clinic and a customer service representative for American Airlines. . .among other things. Now, I'm blissfully retired and spend time on volunteer work and acting. Perhaps my most noteworthy accomplishment has been to be a money-winner on "Jeopardy!" in the mid-1990s.