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Retirement. Publishers, thank you for the many years of reading pleasure you gave me, but all good things must come to an end. Due to failing eyesight I am forced to retire. I can no longer review your books, and any that you send will be donated to the local library, unread. Do not send any more. I can only read for a couple hours every day, and this does not allow me to finish a book in reasonable time. I will be devoting time to my own books from now on, and reading on a personal level. Books that interest me. I prefer paperbacks and hardbacks, not eBooks. My eyesight has been failing the last few years, and I cannot handle hundreds of review books any more. My books are still available for review. Anyone interested in reviewing any of them, they are found in the Link to Tom’s Books On Amazon. Contact me for pdf copies at

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Fifty-fifth Anniversary

Fifty-five years ago today, Ginger and Tom eloped. Tom was 20, Ginger 15. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long. I keep telling everyone there was no parole (lol). It was on a Thursday, and I picked Ginger up at school. We had planned to marry on Friday, but saw that it would be a Friday 13th, and decided to change the date to Thursday. I was in the Army, and recently back from Korea. Thinking about it I could have went to jail, I guess. We bought a 1957 Plymouth, and after we told her parents, we went to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, where we would live for the next two and a half (almost) years, before I was sent overseas again.


  1. Thanks, Bill. It's been a lot of years (LOL).

  2. Sounds a bit familiar. Except for the Elopement part. Forty-five years ago, last October, I was at my first duty station, in Milwaukee of all places, when my wife & I married. In the next fourteen months I was transferred to Miami, then to Korea.

    Happy Anniversury!