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The Common Man Adventure Series Blog

Edmond P. DeRousse February 2, 2015

I am the author of three books. The first two are published by Tate Publishing & Enterprises. My third book is published by Mira Digital Publishing. These are all part of my Common Man Adventures


Edmond P. DeRousse August 7, 2019

All of us have those little adventures we wish were forgettable. They are rather humbling. And the others around you won’t let you forget them. Here is one of them.

My wife and I met through mutual friends in our senior year in high school. She and I lived in different communities and attended different schools. She lived fifteen miles away.

Back then most kids didn’t have to travel more than fifteen or twe

Lions Club Dance Night

Edmond P. DeRousse July 15, 2019

Thinking back to my old high school days from fifty years ago, the Lions Club was THE place to be for the weekend dance. My beautiful red head, CJ and I always had a good time.

But there was that one night!

We arrived at the Lions Club, around 7:30 p.m., just in time to hear the band introduce themselves. This band had played there several times before and had a reputation as very good musicians.

The band wa

The Mighty Lumberjack

Edmond P. DeRousse July 3, 2019

  This is the story of a “Want-To-Be” lumberjack


Shawn was hosting the Super Bowl party in his cabin. I had agreed to help him prepare. Lots of work had to b

The Chair

Edmond P. DeRousse June 11, 2019

 This is the true story of an office chair and a God-sent lesson to me. Only the names were changed.  

I was locked up in prison for twenty years……. From the hours

WWII Troop Ship USS Hunter Liggett ( A “Aztec History Blog)

Edmond P. DeRousse May 20, 2019


(War Service Dates: June 1941 – March 1946)      

My Uncle, a WWII veteran, does not talk much about his time spent in the

Hearing aid history

Edmond P. DeRousse May 13, 2019

Hearing loss in humans has been around as long as there have been humans and it is attributed to many things. Its history includes brutal and viole

50 Hats Of Aztec (There’s History Under Those Hats) The St. Louis Blues

Edmond P. DeRousse May 3, 2019

 Hat provided by Bobbi-Mitchell Sanders

This was originally posted in 2017, but I can’t help it, the Blues are again in the playoffs.

Let’s start this history bl

“He’s Touching Me!!” A family story

Edmond P. DeRousse April 9, 2019


The temperature was approaching 100 degrees. There were no clouds in the sky to protect the earth from the scorching rays of the sun. Shade was difficult to find.

Illinois State Police

Edmond P. DeRousse April 1, 2019

 (hat provided by Master Trooper Gregg A. Cox 4689)

I enjoy finding the histories about things, stuff, organization, etc. I do not miss many opportuniti

Karaoke, an interactive activity for everyone

Edmond P. DeRousse March 29, 2019


Before there was Karaoke there was Sing-A-Long With Mitch Miller, an NBC television series from 1961 -1964. In the show viewers saw lyrics at the bottom of the