Carrying Albert Home - The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife, and Her Alligator-logo

Carrying Albert Home - The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife, and Her Alligator

Homer Hickam

Elsie Lavender and Homer Hickam Sr.-the future parents of Homer Hickam Jr.-were high school sweethearts during the Great Depression. When Homer asked for her hand, Elsie instead headed to Orlando, where she sparked with a dancing actor named Buddy Ebsen (yes, that Buddy Ebsen). But when Buddy headed for New York, Elsie's dreams of a life with him were crushed and eventually she found herself back in the coalfields of West Virginia, married to Homer. Elsie was reminded of those carefree Florida days by Buddy's unusual wedding gift: an alligator named Albert who lived in the only bathroom in their little house. Eventually Homer gave Elsie an ultimatum: "Me or the alligator!" After giving it some thought, Elsie concluded there was only one thing to do-carry Albert home.

Elsie Lavender and Homer Hickam Sr.-the future parents of Homer Hickam Jr.-were high school sweethearts during the Great Depression. When Homer asked for her hand, Elsie instead headed to Orlando, where she sparked with a dancing actor named Buddy Ebsen (yes, that Buddy Ebsen). But when Buddy headed for New York, Elsie's dreams of a life with him were crushed and eventually she found herself back in the coalfields of West Virginia, married to Homer. Elsie was reminded of those carefree Florida days by Buddy's unusual wedding gift: an alligator named Albert who lived in the only bathroom in their little house. Eventually Homer gave Elsie an ultimatum: "Me or the alligator!" After giving it some thought, Elsie concluded there was only one thing to do-carry Albert home.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Elsie Lavender and Homer Hickam Sr.-the future parents of Homer Hickam Jr.-were high school sweethearts during the Great Depression. When Homer asked for her hand, Elsie instead headed to Orlando, where she sparked with a dancing actor named Buddy Ebsen (yes, that Buddy Ebsen). But when Buddy headed for New York, Elsie's dreams of a life with him were crushed and eventually she found herself back in the coalfields of West Virginia, married to Homer. Elsie was reminded of those carefree Florida days by Buddy's unusual wedding gift: an alligator named Albert who lived in the only bathroom in their little house. Eventually Homer gave Elsie an ultimatum: "Me or the alligator!" After giving it some thought, Elsie concluded there was only one thing to do-carry Albert home.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Adam Verner

Length:

10h 39m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:58


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

18:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:06


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

25:25


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

32:49


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:18


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

11:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:39


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:08


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:18


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

23:37


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

27:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

17:16


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

15:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

34:48


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

15:58


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

16:13


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

11:55


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

12:24


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:00


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:00


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

00:31