In his memoir, “Crossing Creeks, Bridging Rivers and Laying Cornerstones,” Ronald Crutcher writes clever and poignant tales of his life ― some funny, some sad, others illuminating ― but all true and timeless. Readers will see a young Tennessee boy, the first in his family to graduate from high school, confront opportunities and obstacles in the post-World War II era. He reveals in subtle ways just how important it is to keep a steady pace, even when pressure seems overwhelming.
From the tobacco farms of Williamson County, Tennessee to the bay of Cam Ranh in Vietnam to construction project sites throughout Middle Tennessee, Ronald Crutcher recounts the close calls and behind-the-scenes events that he encountered throughout his life. Perhaps the most challenging of these was his one-year assignment in the Middle East.
This book is a sincere recollection of a Southern man’s life. It is offered in a humbly written true story that is sure to leave the reader understanding what Ronald Crutcher learned on his journey, and that is that education, friendship, service, family, and loyalty are the most critical components to success.