Kelly: Lifelong friends wrote kids book in 1950s; now, at 90, they're published authors
Friends since second grade, retired illustrator Bill Shook, left, and retired pediatrician Byron Oberst have published a children's book about health. The two collaborated on the original book in the 1950s but it ended up on a shelf, mostly forgotten, read to the men's children but no one else, until Shook came across it last year.
Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013 12:00 am
Long ago, when kids chose up sides and played ball in the street, a couple of Omaha second-graders became friends.
Unfortunately, one game near 23rd and Sahler Streets ended when a ball rolled into a sewer. Bill Shook had hit it for a homer, but Byron Oberst, who owned the ball, wasn't cheering.
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