Life to the Max

This book is documentation that you can live life and come out laughing through most of it. From clowns and chickens to the death of a child, this book will take you through the ups and downs of struggling with and accepting what time hands you as you survive this great world of ours. The book is a compilation of stories about events that life handed her, which she has published in newspapers. Her viewpoint is humor, and faith is the means allowing us to tolerate the worst and respond to the best.

Max takes you through her experiences of twenty-five years of being in business with her husband. The ups and downs of being a mom-and-pop operation are not to be missed. While running the business, she entered the sandwich generation and helped her parents and in-laws go through the ordeal of aging. At the same time, her sons were growing up and leading her through their adventures of leaving the nest. She has gone into competitive shooting and is an assistant NRA teacher and a range safety officer. Her five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren add adequate column fodder when her husband, sons, and daughters-in-law fail to do so.

Memories of being raised in the ’50s and ’60s add to Max’s humorous accounts of being a farm girl in Central Illinois. Presently, she has fabulous friends to give her constant opportunity to keep writing about the laughter all around us.

Never intending to hurt, but always ready to see the funny side of life, her tales will keep you laughing and have you looking for the humor in everyday living.


--L. Maxine McQueen