Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Currently Reading...

I'm currently reading a manuscript of my dad's memoirs, Nine Decades; The Life and Times of a Boy from Buffalo by Louis J. Kaminski. My dad has led an interesting life and would always tell some great stories. After he suffered a stroke several years ago, he was at loose ends during his recovery. I badgered him to start writing his memoirs. I was disappointed that my Aunt Bert had died and her stories died with her-I didn't want that happening with my dad. Lo and behold-he actually took my advice and has been working on his memoirs for the past few years. He just finished his first book-dealing with his childhood. He gave me a copy of the manuscript for my birthday and asked me to read it and to see if I think it's possible to be published. He's already working on a sequel his life in music.

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  1. Hi Kathy! What a beautiful story about your father. What a trooper he is! I'm happy to hear that the stroke hasn't slowed him down to the point where he couldn't write "his story". Please keep us posted as to whether or not he will get it published. I'd love to read it. Have a wonderful day! Sandy in So. Cali

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    1. Thank you so much. Dad recovered well from the stroke, then leaky heart valves and the resulting surgery nearly did him in. He's hanging in there, and is excited about people liking his memoir. I have to write a query letter for him!

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  2. Kathy, that sounds wonderful! It's awesome that your Dad took your advice and is writing his life stories. I hope he is able to get published. :)

    Brooke in Ohio :)

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    1. Thanks. He's so pleased with his effort.

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