I used to say that “everyone knows someone who’s moving.” Whether, you are planning a move across town, placing your possessions in temporary storage, moving across the country or internationally, this book discusses how to prepare for an estimator if the plan is to use a Van Line or self-move. In addition, it provides tips on packing your own moving boxes, storage options, valuation (not insurance), and terms often used by movers. This book does not try to steer a reader into a Van Line or self-move because, ultimately, it is the decision of the family that is, relocating. Hopefully, you will enjoy the stories (all true) that I have witnessed over a fifty-year span. Obviously, all names are changed since the name of the person isn’t relevant; it’s the story. Movers have a personal relationship with customers as they not only move their furniture but all their possessions, including clothing, books, kitchen items, etc. It is important for the mover to form a rapport with the family so they can be trusted. I always remember standing next to a woman whose furniture had just left in the van when she said, “That’s everything I own.” That is a big responsibility.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-27 - Publisher: Warriors Publishing Group
Three classic novels by John M. Del Vecchio about Vietnam, Cambodia, and the aftermath of war. A classic combat novel and National Book Award finalist, The 13th Valley follows the terrifying Vietnam combat experiences of James Chelini, a telephone-systems installer who finds himself an infantryman in the North Vietnamese Army–infested mountains of the I Corps Tactical Zone. Spiraling deeper and deeper into a world of conflict and darkness, this harrowing account plunges Chelini into jungle warfare and traces his evolution from semi-pacifist to all-out, combat-crazed soldier. The seminal novel on the Vietnam experience, The 13th Valley is a classic that illuminates the war in Southeast Asia like no other book. Some reviewers have called For the Sake of All Living Things the most terrifying book they have ever read. This saga follows a rural Cambodian family—father Chhoun; his beautiful daughter, Vathana; and his young son, Samnang, who becomes the Khmer Rouge yothea Met Nang—from the mid-sixties through the escalation of the civil war, into the horrors of the holocaust, and finally to the country’s quest for rebirth. Documenting their story is American Special Forces Captain John Sullivan who served with the Military Equipment Delivery Team, and who has fallen in love with Vathana. Carry Me Home brings the troops back to America—a nation confused and divided by the wars in Southeast Asia. In this poignant epic, Del Vecchio transports a group of soldiers to their final battlefield: the home front. High Meadow Farm, in the fertile hill country of central Pennsylvania, becomes their salvation. In Vietnam they had been brothers in arms. Now, in the face of personal tragedy and bureaucratic deception, they create an even deeper allegiance—one of the spirit and of the land. This is the remarkable story of the veterans’ struggle to find one another and themselves. In its scope, breadth, and brilliance, Carry Me Home is much more than a novel about Vietnam vets; it is a testament to history and hope, to hometowns and homecomings, to love and loss, and to faith and family. It is an inspiring and unforgettable novel about America itself.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-05 - Publisher: Trafford Publishing
A Series of adventures somehow fitted into a single lifetime from childhood and the struggle between myth and reality through conscription, The Army Air Corps, in Germany, the Berlin wall, the Nijmegen marches, back packing, a climbing accident, the coalmine, the steelworks, incarceration in a Spanish jail, Strangeways, Israel two years after the Six Day War, strafed, caught in crossfire near Jericho, held up at knifepoint in Istanbul, college, hang gliding, learn about camels, mugged in Morocco, make a film crossing the Saharan Empty Quarter, first solo crossing of Iceland, recreating Stanleys journey to find Livingstone, a leopard, a man-eating lion, trained to become an astronaut but no spaceflight with N.A.S.A. ,nearly got spaceflight with Russians, a four foot rabbit, an alligator, Tenerife, coast to coast over volcano, stroke and epilepsy, wheelchair? No chance, returned to Tenerife, the Cabbage in a wheelchair climbed the volcano. Along the way Ted has been a successful folk singer and songwriter and has published the accounts of his major expeditions, a novel based in the Middle East and poetry books.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-07-04 - Publisher: Warriors Publishing Group via PublishDrive
A work that has served as a literary cornerstone for the Vietnam generation, The 13th Valley follows the strange and terrifying Vietnam combat experiences of James Chelini, a telephone-systems installer who finds himself an infantryman in territory controlled by the North Vietnamese Army. Spiraling deeper and deeper into a world of conflict and darkness, this harrowing account of Chelini's plunge and immersion into jungle warfare traces his evolution from a semipacifist to an all-out warmonger. The seminal novel on the Vietnam experience, The 13th Valley is a classic that illuminates the war in Southeast Asia like no other book.
Books about First and Annual Report of the United States Entomological Commission for the Year 1877 Relating to the Rocky Mountain Locust and the Best Methods of Preventing Its Injuries and of Guarding Against Its Invasions
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-28 - Publisher: AuthorHouse
The adventurous true stories of a WWII Navigator on a B24 Liberator Bomber flying from England on missions over Germany. The book follows the author's military training through twenty transfers and his inventive efforts to get a commission and join the Air Corps. Each time a decision was made, some of his comrades went one way and others were sent to the infantry! There is barracks humor: tricks they played on each other and on superior officers. In addition to Chapter indexes, there are indexes of his 13 "near death" experiences and of his 18 missions over Germany, listing cities and targets to be destroyed. Interspersed with his story, in bold type, is a report of what was happening in other theaters of the war. Excellent review of little known events and strategies.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-23 - Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.
I believe we all have a guardian angel to guide us. I chose LDC because he is my angel. I have felt his presence as well as seen him. On that day you will read about in the book, he did save my life and my girls. It is important to listen to the whispers we all hear and give them credence. Your angel may one day save and change your life for the better. I believe that many souls return to earth to make our world a better place to live. Your angel could be at your shoulder right now, whispering.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-12-01 - Publisher: iUniverse
.My destiny was now carved in stone. On January 4the, 1992 I signed a vow to stay married to this man for better or worse until death did us part. I look back on that day now and call it the signature of death. Krause was born in Maryland in 1971 and beautifully takes you through her young childhood and into her teenage years of avoiding school and partying until the wee hours of the morning. As an adult she met Ricky and even though she had serious reservations about their relationship she married him only to discover that he was prey to extramarital affairs and alcoholism. After years of remaining in the unhappy marriage, Laura somehow finds the courage to leave Ricky and to seek out her own emotional happiness that was quietly tucked away during the marriage for the needs of her children--but at the tragic price of losing them. As she describes her personal experience of her husband's anger and vengefulness she never gives up hope of being reunited with her children. Her faith in God and her strong will to survive helps her to endure emotional blows along the way and teaches her many valuable life lessons.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-04 - Publisher: Dark Horse Writer
A poignant and compelling story of extreme child abuse, betrayal, adolescent trauma, and an early life spent in a never-ending flux of changing environments and survival. Born in the small town of Espanola, New Mexico—Robert had the furthest thing from a happy childhood. He lived with Lucinda, his mentally unstable and highly abusive mother, and his younger siblings. He also had another sister who was given up for adoption by his mother, resulting from his mother's profligate promiscuity with the several men that caught her fancy. Enduring his narcissistic mother's abuse and constant relocation for most of his childhood and early teenage years, Robert found comfort in the unconditional love of his grandmother and his Aunt Betty. Forced to deal with the fallout of his mother's frustration with life and her poor taste in men, Robert shielded himself from his rough childhood with alcohol, introduced to him at the age of five by one of his mother's several boyfriends. The alcohol turned into a habit and stay with him for forty more years! Disturbing yet captivating, Robert spares no detail, no matter how sordid, of his childhood and early teenage experiences—from youthful and sometimes life-threatening exuberance to juvenile romance that shaped his worldview on people and love. Profoundly personal and palpably raw, Asleep(Drifting) is a touching story about the resilience of a child's spirit in the face of extreme physical and mental abuse and highlights the power of personal agency and self-forgiveness on the road to recovery from childhood trauma. “ASLEEP ~ DRIFTING, Is an AMAZING true account of a son who is doing his best to survive his childhood. His so-called “Mother,” Lucinda, is cruel and brutal, to say the least. Such a GREAT read! Bravo to Robert Paul for giving us insight into his life.” –Kathie Kitagawa, Office Manager / Chiropractic Assistant “Robert Paul takes you through a journey that gives you a plethora of emotions. I was sad, scared, happy, and angry for him, and so on. His story pulls you in and has you living his experience right along with him. This book will stay with me for quite some time…. A must-read!” –Barbara Davies, Retired Retail Supervisor / 20 years “I’ve read this amazing book! I can’t wait to read the next two. This is an awesome story of a boy growing up in horrendous circumstances and a man who managed to put aside Everything that happened to him to reach his full potential. Truly an inspiring tale for today’s world.” –Elizabeth Ayers, Author of Historical Westerns and Contemporary Romance