From the 1930s to 1950s, the Matney brothers and their friends entertained each other both in and out of trouble.

Boy riding horse Stories: This boyhood memoir contains a hundred stories about the Matney boys, four brothers in northern Texas who found inventive and rambunctious ways to have fun in and around Sandy Creek. From the 1930s to the 1950s, these brothers and their friends entertained each other both in and out of trouble.

The short tales retold 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. Sandy Creek Boys The tales 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, including the boy who set off fireworks in school and theater.

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

Website: For more information about The Sandy Creek Boys, please visit the website: http://www.thesandycreekboys.com which contains photos of the Matney family along with selections from the book.

Purchase: Printed copies of The Sandy Creek Boys are available from the author. If you would like to have a trade paperback version of this book, contact Jerry at: jalvusmatney@aol.com. The eBook is available from Amazon and other eBook vendors. To view the webpage for the Kindle eBook, click here.

Top of page: A photo of Sandy Creek taken in 2011.

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