A world war II veteran, having served first in the old Florida State Guard attaining
the rank of sergeant. Called to active duty in the army he served in the Aleutians.
Upon returning to the States his last duty station was at Fort Robinson, Nebraska.
He recently retired after 60 plus years as an engineering technician, draftsman, designer and engineering project manager for a number of consulting engineering firms.
Jim has, for over 65 years, ministered in a number of Baptist churches serving as a deacon, teacher and Bible study leader. He is presently teaching a men’s Bible class each Sunday, as well as a mid week study group.
New York City attorney Matt Ryan’s divorce is finally settled. To escape the pain of discovering his wife with another man and the bitter break-up that followed, he migrates south and settles on a little spit of sand and marsh called Tybee Island, the last in a series of small barrier islands connected like a string of pearls by a single highway, stretching eighteen miles from the mainland at Savannah. The lure of the area is the laid-back ambiance of the island and its people, and an ambivalent desire to reconnect with Carolyn, his college sweetheart, who married a Savannah banker when Matt dumped her ten years ago to marry Yvette, a wealthy young lawyer in her father’s firm. He has forgotten Carolyn’s married name and spends some time searching for her. While trying to find Carolyn, he gets involved with Melody, an island girl. He eventually locates Carolyn, and now he has a decision to make.
Orphaned at eight-years-old, Matt grows up in an adoptive family in which he is neither enthusiastically received nor financially supported. As he matures he develops a compulsion for wealth, and a stable and loving family. With a committed work ethic and a law degree from Harvard, riches are easy enough to come by, but he finds the love and stable family he seeks much more elusive.
In his new home, his life merges with those of five unlikely new acquaintances: John Wayne, a homeless former philosophy professor from Kansas and his homeless friend, Robert, a Chicago murderer; Miss Florence, an elderly cussing church lady from South Florida; Hannah, a promiscuous teenager from Savannah; and Melody, a Tybee nurse. Together they discover all they need to know about love, family, and the island.
In Turtle Egg, Jetty Man book number 14, Mary C. adds to her list of deaths, Margie opens a new house of pleasure on Seminole Beach and Rebecca “Milkduds” Coolie returns to Mayport looking for a place to hide. Join the Jetty Man series.
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For residents of Northeast Florida, Palm Valley and the Mickler family are synonymous because their history is intertwined. This is a story of Sid Mickler and the story of Palm Valley and its people, and the lives they lived, and the work they did, and the tremendous changes that they experienced during the 20th century. This is a great story, one that needed to be told and remembered.
An Odyssey of Flying Combat with the 493rd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force in 1944
World War II was the ultimate experience for all those who participated in it. Many of my friends have asked me through the years to put on paper what I experienced as a bomber pilot in the Eighth Air Force flying out of England. I do not think that the missions I flew were extraordinary in any way but at the age of 87 I thought if I was ever going to do this I must get on with the program. I hope you enjoy and understand my own lingo, as I am by no means a professional writer. I only wish that I had started earlier and could have taken advantage of the memories of my many friends who are no longer with us. As many have said before me, it was the greatest time of my life but given the choice I would never do it again.
A New Tradition for Your Family For the first time a story that blends the joy of Christmas with the true reason of the season. Santa’s Secret Elf shares how even Santa needs a little help when he has a request from kids he can’t handle. With prayer, faith, and Merryam he gets it all done.