William Wallace Whidden was a true born free son of a Florida pioneer. He was reared in the SW Florida Palmetto woods, Cypress strands and Cabbage Palm Hammocks and plenty of Wild Oaks and Pine trees. His stories begin when he was around eight or nine years of age and continue through his late twenties. These stories are true events he experienced during his growing up years and reveal an innocent outlook on life with a terrific sense of humor. You will enjoy his many excursions and revel in their outcome. He always ended a story with a note of "lesson learned" or "we sure were glad to be home and safe again." His love of nature and living freely to hunt, fish, and run trap lines before fences was his idealistic life style. His innocent view of life shines through in each little story. The stories will bring a sense of pure joy to be living and breathing from the past, before Florida land was fenced off and "No Trespassing" signs were posted.