Hi Bob, Here are a few titles I came up with off the top of my flat head.
"TANKS FOR THE MEMORIES", or "C-BISCUIT !!?" and the cover page could be the
picture of your tank landing. If I think of any more titles I'll pass them
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Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2002 11:22 PM
Subject: Re: [G104] Re Bob's Book
> Hi Russ...
> IF I ever get the blasted thing finished! I wrote a book a few years ago
> (fiction) and the thing ran 382 pages. I have never sent it in to anyone
> consideration...I mostly wrote it for my own amazement, and it was a lot
> I have no idea how much will come of this latest effort. I know I have
> enough to fill a book if I can just get it all down on print. My biggest
> problem, as I foresee it, is to know what will be of interest to the
> as opposed to what I find interesting to me. The two could be miles apart.
> When I left the infantry and got into the tanks (the light tank was my
> first encounter), I could not believe how absolutely delighted I was. To
> actually drive one of them..well, you of all of us know exactly what I'm
> talking about. What a marvelous experience.
> Combat in the Sherman was unlike anything I had imagined. It was
> frightening, nightmarish at times, exhilarating at others. Sometimes it
> all those things at once.
> There came a time, on Okinawa, when I became totally convinced that I
> going to get hit. Our casualty rate was so high. The only question that
> remained was when and how badly was it going to be. When you live with
> "philosophy" twenty-four hours a day for a few weeks you find yourself in
> state that is almost impossible to relate to or even begin to
> understand.,Enough of that.
> Anyway, we'll see how it turns out. It might not, I don't know. Maybe I
> should get hold of a tape recorder and do what Ken has done so well with
> Thank you for your kind words, Russ...and, I am keeping your offer to
> that little beauty in mind.
> Best to you and your loved ones,
> Bob & Linda May
> Eight Dollar Mountain,
> Southern Oregon
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