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Gary Friendshue
I am just a person who has been blessed beyond all measure, and someone who wanted to give something back. In trying to do just that I started writing children's stories for children's charities.

I consider myself more of a storyteller than a writer, so I purchased a dictation system for my computer and told stories to a microphone.
I am presently a cow/calf rancher and have lived in Minnesota, Alaska, Colorado, and now in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. I've been self-employed since I was 22 years old, and have been a Plumbing Contractor, a Land Speculator, a Real-Estate Broker (acquired it directly, having obtained a waiver of the requirement to work as a sales person), an Athletic Club owner, a Guide and an Outfitter on my ranch in Colorado, a writer, a Commercial Property owner, and I have designed and built four homes.

Over the years I have written several poems, stories, and am writing a book on raising children. Most of them have not even been edited yet, and only one of them has been published. If you are curious anyway, you may see some of my other writings HERE.

I am first and foremost a father and grandfather. Raising my 5 sons was the greatest joy of my life. I raised four of them with their mother, and raised my fifth son (now grown) on my own for several years, from the time he was a year old.

Throughout their childhood I used to tell them bedtime stories and found that I could teach them many things through these stories, even though they never realized they were being taught. It's been fun watching them readily absorb and apply the lessons they learned, and I hope the Grandfather's Stories can make that happen for others.