Dear Bob

by William A. Luke



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/27/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 118
ISBN : 9781491838396
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 118
ISBN : 9781491838389
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 118
ISBN : 9781491838402

About the Book

This is a story of a life; actually, it’s the story of multiple lives. To truly understand each tale, you have to go back to the beginning. And that beginning takes you to Iron Mountain, Michigan, where I was born on December 20th, 1924, the second son of Clyde and Permele Luke. The “Bob” in the letters is my older brother, Dr. Robert C. Luke. Two years older than me and twice as cocky, Bob and I had a love-hate relationship. Writing to him as I did was my way of telling him about the things that were happening in my life, but also a way to reminisce about the things that I experienced and wished to remember. Much of the book centers around the events leading up to my wedding. Meeting my wife of 63 years, our courtship, the wedding from hell, the years in between, and ending with our separation in 2012 when Beverly passed on, is the cornerstone of my life story. But there is so much more, so much that happened before Bev flipped off the big black bear (read on!), so much that occurred prior to our having to deal with Bridgers and red necks in Florida. World War 2 had a profound impact on my life, as it did on every American who is part of the “Greatest Generation.” Putting my recollection of my time on the island of Sumar in the South Pacific on paper has allowed me to contribute to our country’s story. My history is the history of thousands of other sailors who were tens of thousands of miles from home, fighting a war and wondering when we’d get to go back home. My wish is for everyone who reads this book to smile, and remember their own life story, and enjoy mine.

About the Author

William A Luke was born December 20, 1924 in Iron Mountain, Michigan, the second son of Clyde and Permele Luke. Bill began compiling copies of his letters to his brother, Bob, over a period of 20+ years, and decided to publish his work in 2012 after the death of his wife of 63 years, Beverly. Bill had a little assistance with this task; his youngest child, Elizabeth, transcribed the letters and musings and put it into a readable format. Bill currently resides in both Walhalla, SC, and Mooresville, NC, and is looking forward to writing a sequel to DEAR BOB in the coming year.