Leonard Shanklin, Jr., affectionately called Mikey P. Pardee by his father, Leonard Shanklin, Sr., loved the outdoors! He enjoyed the four, unique seasons and his father enjoyed watching his son grow and play. When Leonard Jr. died unexpectedly in his late thirties, his father was devastated and painfully wished to regain lost time.


He often thought of his young son and remembered the 5-year old boy who laughed and played alongside him. Mikey P. Pardee: Seasoned captures the joyful, carefree spirit of Leonard Jr. and encourages readers of all ages to embrace each season and the loved ones we hold dear–while they are here.