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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Time Spent Reading About an Inspirational Man

Today, I'm spending time at home reading, while Trent is out getting supplies for his aunt and uncle's new ceiling, and helping to put the finishing touches on it.


It might seem like another boring day at home, but I've been reading about a very inspirational man and colleague of mine, nicknamed Doc Holliday. He is a "retired" veterinarian in his early eighties who still does some consulting work for our company. He has written and put together this autobiographical book to pass along to his daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren to treasure for years to come.


Doc is a great writer and loves doing it. My boss let me borrow a copy of the book to read, and it's so inspiring and well-written. Also, the way he writes about his lovely wife, Ruth is so cute! They first met as kids and have been together almost the entire time since.



Doc grew up during WWII and compared his childhood at times to the movie we all know and love - A Christmas Story. He listed to programming on his family's radio after school, and actually owned a Red Ryder BB gun. But instead of shooting his eye out, he shot his tooth and had to have it repaired.

He was in the army for a little while and lived in Washington, DC for a short time with his wife, before moving back to the Midwest to finish his Vet degree and practice as a Veterinarian.

I love all of the interesting stories he includes in this book, and I'm honored to know Doc and Ruth and spend time with them at work conferences. Maybe one day, I'll be able to write my life story, and I can only hope that it is half as interesting as Doc's!

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