On Ron’s Amazing Stories – the blog this time we introduce Mr. Stanley Swan.
What do the following have in common? A Funeral Director, an Undertaker and a Mortician. Quite simply they are the names for a job that is of huge significance to humanity but often shunned by society’s spotlight. The ironic thing is that everyone will one day become a paying client for this age-old industry. Stanley Swan was an undertaker for more than 30 years.
Stan was brought up with his three siblings on a dairy farm in the Southern Tier of New York State. At a very young age, he knew he was destined to be in the funeral business, but first, he spent 15 years as an on-air radio personality. At age 31, he returned to college and obtained his NYS directors license. He then, with his wife Sandra, purchased a small funeral home, which they operated for twenty years. Also during that time, Stan worked with the local Sheriff’s department in corrections. After having a bout of cancer Stan and Sandra sold their firm. However, a short time later they returned to the ‘calling’ he felt so strongly about. After thirty-seven years, Stan retired and began his new career as an author.
His first book was called Undertakings Of An Undertaker and it received critical success. It told stories about his life in the funeral business. In his newest book, Tales Unleashed, you’ll experience the chill of a fortune teller, a pumpkin weeping for home, a crow who stands guard over his domain and being ‘lost’ at the drive-in. There are twenty-eight short stories in all and they are just that good.
This Week’s Podcast: On the podcast this week Stanley Swan joins Ron and they talk about his new book, Tales Unleashed. Also, we have a ghost story from Old Mexico and a short sci-fi story called Spacemen Never Die. You can listen to this podcast on Thursday at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on Stitcher Radio or on the mobile version of Spotify. Do you prefer the radio? We are heard every Sunday Night at 8:00 PM (PST) on AMFM247.COM. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.
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