Author Michael J. Beard, Sr.’s new book “What Grandpa Did Back in the Day” is nostalgic reflection on the games children played before they had computers and cell phones

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Recent release “What Grandpa Did Back in the Day” from Page Publishing author Michael J. Beard, Sr. is a sweetly reminiscent story recalling classic neighborhood games like tag and kick the can, and the timeless, ever-popular sports that children organized and played themselves, without the need for leagues, travel, or parental involvement.

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Michael J. Beard, Sr. is a retired educator and former assistant principal currently residing with Sandra, his wife of forty-seven years in Richmond, Texas. He has published his new book “What Grandpa Did Back in the Day”: a charmingly illustrated memoir of childhood in a simpler, less technologically dependent time.

The author shares, “I will always remember when the internet stopped working at our house and the sad ‘I can’t believe this’ look on my grandchildren’s faces. One of them just leaned over and asked me, ‘Grandpa, what did you do back in the day?’ This book simply speaks about children entertaining themselves and using their imagination and creative wit to have a lot of fun with themselves and their parents.”

Published by Page Publishing, Michael J. Beard, Sr.’s cheerful book is a stroll down memory lane for parents and grandparents, and a delightful addition to any children’s library.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “What Grandpa Did Back in the Day” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional, full-service publishing house that handles all the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create - not mired in logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and so on. Page’s accomplished writers and publishing professionals allow authors to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues to focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at

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