Remembering whose son I am

Clinton Kieth Hale, University of Texas at El Paso


This Creative Non-Fiction essay discusses the lives of my Grandfather, who lived from 1912–2001; my Father, who lived from 1942-1996; and myself, born in 1969, and still in the midst of my life’s journey. Along the way, we delve into the changing American culture, sometimes in detail, sometimes in passing. Our relationships with one another, as well as with others (especially our spouses and children), also figures prominently. Some important aspects that receive attention are particular events, especially those that had long term ramifications on the family: the changing world of the 20th Century, religious conversion, the growth of the oil business, military service, and other such things. Again, the focus is not on the events themselves, as much as the underlying value of the experience. How did it shape our family? What were the results of this activity? What changes were incurred?

Subject Area

Creative writing

Recommended Citation

Hale, Clinton Kieth, "Remembering whose son I am" (2016). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI10118146.