S: Chapter 1
BC: By: Jess Lamb
FC: Rocket Boys Chapter 1
1: Coalwood Jess Lamb
2: I grew up in the small town called Coalwood. It was a company owned town, meaning the company owned every business.it was a coal mining business
3: Other then playing with my friends I didn't really know anything else about Coalwood. I was just a kid in a small town.
4: Although I am great in school. Sports have always been my weak point. That is my brothers strong point.
5: I have always been pretty smart. I loved to read. Science fiction books are my favorite. I could sit and read all day long.
6: My best friends are Roy Lee, Sherman, and O'Dell. I've known them since I was born. When we were younger we made a Indian tribe call the Coalhicians.
7: I | We have such a good time togetherBut, most of the time we do something, we get in trouble.
8: My family consists of my mom Elsie, my dad, Homer Hickam Sr., and my brother Jim. My mom is a beautiful lady, and she seemed to understand me. My dad worked at the coal mine. In my eyes, i don't think he likes me very much.
9: He likes my brother Jim because Jim plays football. Jim is always well dressed, and usually has a new girlfriend every week
10: coalwood | The Coalwood mine was the heart of the town. Almost all of the grown men worked there. The coal mine and football were the only 2 things that mattered in our small town. With my father having a important job at the mine, we lived right next to the mine.
11: Coalwood was surrounded by mountains and forests. It made for good games to play with my friends.
12: I have not really been out of Coalwood, It is all I have ever known. The coal mine and football.
13: I did not mind living here, but I wanted to go places. I wasn't good at sports, so rockets were my only way out.