Schmave’s Elevator Stories
Dave Schmave’s stories about the “good old days” are one of BOOMERANG!s most popular segments. Strangely enough, the “good old days” have advanced to the 1960s. From a backdrop of a large family living in a small northern Illinois town, Dave recounts tales of courage, tragedy, triumph and disappointment that we all experience in family life. Each of the 3 anthologies contains 4 Schmave stories.
When the school bully ends up on his own team, Dave and his best friend are forced to make some tough decisions.
A midget working at the local county fair suggests his sister may benefit from a dose of surrender. As events progress, Dave realizes he is the one who must do the surrendering.
When a young friend of Dave’s decides to run for President of the United States, he decides to become her campaign manager.
Dave’s family doctor is involved in an accident in which a young child is killed. Dave puts into practice the steps he has learned from the doctor to nurse him back to life.
Dave’s Uncle tells the story of a D-Day mission which lands him face to face with a German soldier who had earlier spared his life.
When Dave’s journalist father announces plans for an extended trip to China, it seems like a done deal. Then family needs makes Dad re-think his plans.
While placing pennies on the railroad track, Dave meets a young boy riding the train out of Chicago. Worlds apart, the unlikely pair become friends.
The Happiness Machine
Celebrating the joy of a school “snow day”, Dave befriends an older girl with a curious science project.
Dave meets a neighborhood girl selling rocks at a roadside stand. When he takes her home to meet his Mom, the two form a mutual fan club.
When Dave’s Grandma dies, he and his siblings receive gifts from their Grandma’s house. Dave’s disappointment at receiving her notebook of sayings and sage advice soon morphs into proud ownership.
With the aid of several friends, Dave tries to cheer up a sister with a broken leg.
At a school fair, Dave plays the role of a fortune-teller. In his worst nightmare, the school tough kid shows up looking for serious glimpse into the crystal ball.