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G.B. Smith
Location: Washington, Utah
Gender: Male
Born: December - 3rd
Interests: New ways to improve my self
Member: Eternal Account
Joined: January 2004

It isn?t easy being me!!

I grew up in Kenilworth, Utah; a small coal mining camp in the mountains of eastern Utah. Life was good there. All of our fathers worked in the coal mine, making $500 a month, with a miner?s vacation every summer when the mind would shut down for two weeks. After my dad died, I felt very lonely as there was no one to play with.

Because we lived in the mountains, every day was an adventure. We'd go on hikes taking only a pint or quart bottle of water & a sandwich. Our mothers never knew where we were and if something ever did happen, one of the surviving kids would high tail it to town for help. My best friend growing up was Loel Hanson. In 1958, his family moved to northern Utah. I felt abandoned. We were poor kids, but the city kids thought we had the coolest lives, while we yearned for movie houses, and swimming pools.

I have written one book titled: The Adventures in Glenny Land. It is a collection of true stories from my youth. I wrote them for my grandchildren, many of whom will never get to know me personally because of choices that their parents made. I am working on 17 books right and I am a published author who is broke.. I am an American Patriot. I love my country and support the flag, our troops, and our American standards. In a day when people, the world over, cry out for help from the U.S.A., they in return hate us for being the greatest humanitarian nation on earth. Most of all, I love my Heavenly Father, and His precious Son, Jesus Christ.
by Glen Bear Smith
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G.B. Smith: I am ending the year with 10 operations and beating cancer. Moved to southern Utah to house sit for sister while she is on her mission for the LDS church. I got to meet my 20 year old granddaughter whom I had never met. She is gorgeous. I am looking forward to an exciting 2018. I doubt anyone will read this, but if you do thank you in advance.
December 16, 2017 at 3:18PM
    Brett Matthew West: Sounds like you have had quite a year to remember.
    December 16, 2017 at 4:27PM
    damommy: Good news. May you have many blessings in the coming new year.
    December 16, 2017 at 5:22PM
    Amy Rowell: Wow! What a rough year! It sounds like 2018 is going to be a winner!
    December 17, 2017 at 1:42AM
    Gloria ....: I didn't read it, but Merry Christmas and top of the New Year to you, GB.
    December 17, 2017 at 8:02PM
    rama devi: So glad you beat cancer. SO sorry you had to go through ten operations. Wow! You're blessed to have such a positive attitude. Blessings, rd
    April 8, 2018 at 2:08AM
    fluffnstuff: oh wow...i love the song "and it ain't easy to be me". i am sorry you have had to go through so much. i got 1st place on the poem My Cancer Heros. sounds like you have an enormously warm heart!!! We have a bit in great great grandmother walked the trail of tears and made it....i have a picture of her dressed in a white woman's dress...bustle and all and she is very. unhappy. Cherokee a bit i am. Happy for you to be so in love. fluff
    April 9, 2018 at 8:02PM
    karenina: Of course we read it. Your life is precious. Embrace every moment my friend. My prayers are with you always!--Karenina
    May 12, 2018 at 2:48AM

G.B. Smith: Having my left knee replaced om Monday the 20th at 10:15 AM. My right knee was done in August of 2016
I am excited to get it finished. I want to ride my bake again. Turning 70 in December and want to lose 50 lbs and ride the bike again. It stinks being unfit.....
Thank yall for your friendship and support since 1/2004
March 19, 2017 at 2:21AM
    damommy: Good luck! Let us hear of your progress.

    I've had six hip replacements due to avascular necrosis.
    March 19, 2017 at 3:19AM
    mrsmajor: The very best of luck, my son also had two knees done, and he's now even running as a way to exercise...Let us know when you're on the road again...
    Take Care!
    March 19, 2017 at 11:18AM
    Teri7: Bear, You will be in my prayers my friend! Best wishes with the procedure. Teri
    November 2, 2017 at 6:22PM
    justafan: Happy Birthday!!🎂🎁🎉
    December 3, 2017 at 2:10PM

G.B. Smith: Severe medical problems since May 2016. I am just getting around to where I want to write again

February 7, 2017 at 1:32AM
    damommy: Welcome back! 8-)
    February 7, 2017 at 2:15AM
    DR DIP: great therapy
    February 7, 2017 at 2:19AM

G.B. Smith: It's now 2015 and I have seen my new year's resolutions fly out the door. It aint easy being me, but heck, I get the rest of the year to get my act together
January 30, 2015 at 12:49AM
    nelliesellie: I agree with you. I have the rest of the year , but wait, half of year is already gone. Oh well, there is always next year.
    July 27, 2015 at 3:03PM
    I am Cat: Love you Bear... ;)
    August 30, 2015 at 10:46PM

G.B. Smith: Wyoming Jack is NOW listed in Fanstory as my newest book.
December 9, 2014 at 2:25AM
    Lovinia: HOOT! HOOT! I'm buying it for myself for Christmas ... nothing like a western for a holiday read! Congratulations Big Bear.
    December 9, 2014 at 2:33AM
    michaelcahill: Awesome. We love to see that success!! Encouraging. Congrats.
    December 9, 2014 at 2:51AM
    Selina Stambi: Congratulations, Papa Bear! Awesome news!!
    December 9, 2014 at 9:25PM

G.B. Smith: Library of Congress Registration Number TXu000883539 1998-11-27

Title: Love thoughts / by Bear.
September 15, 2014 at 12:47PM
    ChowChow: Glen, I must say Congratulations! Yeaaa! Etc. I am glad you are doing well your Publishing. chowchow
    October 10, 2014 at 4:14PM
    G.B. Smith: Thanks sweetie pie
    November 2, 2014 at 2:24AM

G.B. Smith: This is the new front cover for Wyoming Jack. We couldn't find one we liked with a minimum 300 dpi until this one, I am stoked
August 1, 2014 at 3:52AM

G.B. Smith: I just signed the contract with SBPRA to publish
Wyoming Jack. The last chapter is forthcoming. Please take a gander at it
March 31, 2014 at 6:19PM
    Selina Stambi: Congratulations, Papa Bear - how awesome!
    April 15, 2014 at 11:03PM
    sunnilicious: I hope you're doing better. That's wonderful news. Congratulations!
    May 13, 2014 at 12:50AM

G.B. Smith: Today was rainny and I was sure my knuckles and joints would hurt, but they don't Reliv LunaRich shakes and tablets have had me pain free for over a week now, and to top it off, I have lost 38 lbs.
May 28, 2013 at 10:46PM
    Barb Hensongispsaca: Cant wait to try. The clinics for pain where I am are cancelling due to lack of funding. Have to survive
    May 30, 2013 at 6:25PM
    Taffspride: Where can you get these? My knees hurt so badly sometimes I can't stand it.
    May 30, 2013 at 8:32PM
    Margaret Snowdon: 38lbs - that's amazing - I applaud you, Bear - and more importantly, you are pain free at last - I pray it lasts. I can't remember a day without pain - had the coccyx removed and then a bone in my right hand (where the thumb joins the hand) and still I'm in pain.

    June 28, 2013 at 1:22PM
    G.B. Smith: Thanks sweetie pie
    August 7, 2013 at 9:16PM

G.B. Smith: Ever have an irritating itch that you just can't get to? The last couple of days have been joyful and hideous. I want what I want when I want it, and i want it right now, but the universe is not cooperating with me. Friends that I love are being hurt, and friends that hurt them are killing me. Some days, it just don't pay to get outta bed
May 16, 2013 at 1:43AM
    waggers: Hey Bear - I knew you were a kindred spirit when you first responded to one of my whimsicalities. We have the same or similar slim svelte outlines and athletic outlooks on life - and you sing - thats the clincher. Main difference is that no one pays me to get outta bed. Congrats on Little Munch - hope it makes you a fortune.
    May 22, 2013 at 12:48PM
    Teresa Paul: Congratulations on winning your writing prompt. I am so proud of you. You are so very talented and you deserved this! Have a wonderful, exciting day. Yours, T.
    May 23, 2013 at 10:54AM

G.B. Smith: Today has been a totally wonderful day. Little Munch will be going into book print by September. i.b. nelson is such a magnificent illistrator
April 5, 2013 at 2:44AM
    RedMarie33: Congrats! (-:
    April 5, 2013 at 9:04PM

G.B. Smith: The funk is gone, the sun is shinning, and I am back on track
January 17, 2013 at 7:50PM
    DIS-illusioned: Oh, but the funk is so...'funky'! Bring it back.
    January 18, 2013 at 1:36AM
    judelesemann: So glad to be back and see you again. It's been a long time since I had the pleasure of reading your great writing. Be blessed, Jude
    January 18, 2013 at 8:07PM
    fauntee: I feel the same and its great to be back doing what gives me joy.
    January 25, 2013 at 4:26AM
    sunnilicious: Hearts, candy and love... Happy Valentine's Day !
    February 14, 2013 at 4:14PM
    Torrence Winter: Thank you for the congrats! Your page made my husband and me laugh. I enjoyed the outdoors as a younger me very much. Look forward to see youing around.
    February 16, 2013 at 10:42PM

G.B. Smith: I am in such a funk these days. Depression sucks eggs
November 25, 2012 at 10:43AM
    shelley kaye: yes. yes it does. fortunately, i have "BWSAD" (backwards SAD). so.... the cooler it gets, the happier i am :)

    November 25, 2012 at 12:49PM
    Eliza M: I empathise Glen B S! Its horrible!
    November 25, 2012 at 12:59PM
    DIS-illusioned: Some toast and coffee, and Depression'll be having breakfast. :-p
    Hang in there; it'll get better. :)
    November 25, 2012 at 6:11PM
    MumEsGirl: Depression is just the pits. Trust me there is a way back. I have been bouncing back since 1983. Lots of love and hugs
    January 5, 2013 at 4:03PM
    Eric Corsten: Well, did you read my last story. It will make you laugh and smile all day long.
    January 8, 2013 at 4:20AM
    Jean C Chimfwembe : Home at last, is a great story and funny in some parts. Congrats Bear!
    October 24, 2013 at 11:19AM

FanStory wrote to G.B. Smith: Congratulations! Home at last is the new Story of the Month!
October 12, 2012 at 12:08AM
    Meta~Mark: Congrats Bear, well deserved and an awesome Story, 7 stars pal!!!
    October 12, 2012 at 12:54AM
    humpwhistle: Congratulations, Bear. Good story, good win.
    October 12, 2012 at 4:11AM
    rama devi: *Congratulations!*
    October 12, 2012 at 10:38AM
    cherylmelwoods: CONGRATULATIONS BEAR!! A TREMENDOUS ACCOMPLISHMENT!! Love and Hugs Cheryl xxx
    October 12, 2012 at 11:17AM
    Maureen's Pen: Congrats dear Bear on your win:) Big Hugs
    October 12, 2012 at 2:38PM
    speakup: Good on you Bear all the best,Ron
    October 12, 2012 at 5:46PM
    Writingfundimension: Awesome win, Bear. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy! A well-deserved recognition for your excellent story. Bev
    October 12, 2012 at 7:10PM
    Titanx9: Congratulations! It's a great story and you deserved the win!
    October 12, 2012 at 7:44PM
    marilyo: Congrats on a well-deserved recognition from your peers, Bear!
    October 12, 2012 at 8:47PM
    Mrs Happy Poet : congrats my friend well deseved
    October 12, 2012 at 9:45PM
    Vladilynn: Congratulations Papa Bear!! Lol :0)
    October 13, 2012 at 12:26AM
    robina1978: Many congratulations, my lovely Bear, on this huge win. Ine
    October 13, 2012 at 4:59AM
    visionary1234: Congratulations Bear - you sure deserved this one! :) Sharyn
    October 13, 2012 at 3:43PM
    Gloria ....: Nice one Bear. Excellent story! You are home at last.
    October 13, 2012 at 5:09PM
    MidnightWriter4U: Congratulations on an excellent story! Well deserved honor.
    October 14, 2012 at 4:50AM
    N.K. Wagner: Congratulations, Bear. Well done.
    October 14, 2012 at 7:41AM
    MissMerri: Congratulations my friend! I loved your story, so couldn't be happier for this first place win. :") Happy smiles.
    October 14, 2012 at 7:21PM
    cherylmelwoods: LOOKING GORGEOUS BEAR :-)
    When someone knows you for your flaws and all, that's what life is all about!! Have a great day!!
    October 22, 2012 at 12:22AM
    smudge: Congratulations. Excellent job
    November 11, 2012 at 2:28PM
    cherylmelwoods: Hey Bear I've missed you heaps xxxx
    November 15, 2012 at 10:05PM

G.B. Smith: Going to be able to come home next week. I have been quite ill, but feel like I am going to make it and decided to write again. Thank You all for your kind reviews and prayers
July 14, 2012 at 7:45PM
    Joy Graham: Get better soon! Sending prayers and hugs your way :)
    July 14, 2012 at 8:18PM
    Shirley B: Glad you are doing better. :)
    July 14, 2012 at 8:44PM
    purrfect tale: So glad to hear you're well enough to come home.
    July 15, 2012 at 12:45AM
    thebluestar: Sending warm thoughts and support Bear, glad to see that you are feeling better. xx
    July 15, 2012 at 1:14PM
    MissMerri: So glad to hear you're doing friend. Many prayers going up for you.
    Hugs,,, MM
    July 15, 2012 at 8:01PM
    cherylmelwoods: Be glad to review your poems again Bear :-))
    July 19, 2012 at 7:27PM
    speakup: hey! Bear, I'll try to cheer you up a bit. I have three invites for fans 1- a mermaid being born in newfoundland we have mermaids,it's true. 2 he's a painter, well what do you know, I'm a painter.3 a Bear, who's father is a miner, mine, was a Iron Ore miner, no he was an adult when he worked in nfld. Canada. smile, I need a pic also I'll work on that. Ron, Mermaid, Painter, and Bear, there's a poem in there somewherr
    September 29, 2012 at 8:41PM
    cherylmelwoods: Hey Bear!! Your sitting pretty and looking GREAT!!! xxx
    October 3, 2012 at 4:40AM

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