Dear Mr. Hamilton,
Sorry for the long winded times of my Life.
I am now retired, part ways, I have numerous properties in my home town that were sold, then later turned back to me with an impossible selling time. Most every thing that I have gets appraised at about 25% of value. My carrying costs are humongous but I will wait until freezes over until their values will come close to replacement costs.
I am 85 years young, play excellent table tennis. Hope I will run into others at the meeting places. Also pretty good tennis doubles provided my close friend plays as my partner. We seldom lose to some pretty good players.
I had a mild heart attack several years ago, now have a pacemaker that works well for me. Can’t run too fast on the tennis courts, but serve well and return well.
I am a dependable cry baby. Reading your first book about Annabell and her problems in teaching and with the impossible Judge broke me up repeadably. She weathered this well and turned out well.
The only work that I might have used a lot of your thoughts, was at the Utility Co., but I was so bored, I was an avid clock watcher to get away at 5 p.m. and get to the tennis courts for my favorite sport. I could see that after all my past, I was best suited to work for myself and when that happened, the hours flew fast and I had to get things done fast and well, or I would have let me go.
I am just getting started in your last book. Looking forward to this.
Looking forward to meeting you one day soon.
One thing I should have mentioned to you, I met my future wife, the second or third week of my Freshman year at MSU. I cut in when she was dancing at the home I lived in off campas with a fellow house friend. About three weeks later, I gave her my house pin and we
graduated in 1953 but because of the delay in my Milidtary Life, we go married the following Spring. Thus we went together most of 5 years, and our marriage went almost 50 years when she died. A lovlier woman no man could ever ask for.