This is a recall of forty-plus years of meeting, greeting, and interviewing the famous, near-famous, and other notables of my time.
While this might seem like a vanity piece, considering I came from a little Iowa farming community, the chances of anyone with my geographic background encountering even a fraction of the fascinating people I’ve met are slim- at best.
I’ve led a charmed life and one I’d like my family and friends to know about. I’ve also included the stories of some unique World War II yeterans from opposing sides.
Almost every notable person I’ve known and written about arrived at their respective station in life just as I did- being in the right place at the right time- choosing the right direction when we arrived at that fateful fork in the road.
We all had something in common: our ordinary lives became extraordinary.