[Farewell The Winterline] is a beautiful and well-written book of a young man lucky enough to have had the experience of living and attending school…in India before World War II. It was absolutely fascinating. I had no idea that the children of a Baptist minister would enjoy such a privileged life! I envy his mother… She had a cook, a cleaner, a gardener & a watchman…[the author] is a wonderful story teller.
J. Pike – Bridgeport CT
You….weave school history, family history and world history into a….fascinating account. Your wry humor and gentle philosophical awareness present the reader with a picture of love and joy in living.
S. Stoddard – Lincoln NE
…your wonderful book Farewell The Winterline…having read it cover-to-cover, offer my congratulations. You certainly brought those places and times back to life…The wealth of detail – which no doubt [was] the outcome of much diligent research, enriched and enlivened the story.
The design is elegant, and I like the way you arranged the material by chapters, as well as the alternating of pictures with text, making the whole very readable. For me it was a real “page-turner”, as I looked forward to every new episode and insight… What a strange lot we were. In that Indian setting we seemed as missionaries – a most exotic species.
N. Williams – Washington D.C.
What an incredible account of growing up in India as seen through the prism of age and maturity. In addition to bringing Woodstock back to life again [the] story is very intimate and personal… [The] parting in Bombay brought tears.
E. Friesen – Longmont CO
Exceedingly well written… The pictures are great… A fascinating account of an era of missionary history.
G. Fackre – W.Hyannisport MA
Wonderful book… [Farewell The Winterline] Has an historical value even beyond the sharing of memories… You have succeeded brilliantly in accurately imaging a wondrous time.
D. Pickett – Cosby TN
Your book [Farewell The Winterline] on boyhood in India I have gobbled up… If you read Kim [by Rudyard Kipling] having lived in the Punjab, you feel the heat, smell the bazaars and the forests of the hills and hear the creaking of the bullock-cart wheels and so it is with parts of your memoirs… I enjoyed your book from first to last page.
D. Onneken – Friedrichsdorf, Germany
What a perfectly delightful surprise! …How beautifully… produced the book [Farewell The Winterline] is, with its many photographs and its charming tiny pictures between paragraphs, and, best of all, the superb cover design. I’m sure all Woodstockites… owe you a big debt of gratitude for giving us a book which even at a glance, brings precious memories flooding back.
C.T. Pickering – Cambridge, England
Your book [Farewell The Winterline] is lovely! …What a treasure… we girls at Wood-stock led a much “purer” life than did the boys…Your willingness to frankly divulge all the “raunch of young manhood” is very refreshing, and a little unexpected in a “missionary” environment.
R.F. Crowell – Springfield MA
I am thrilllllllled with the book [Farewell The Winterline]. The son of a friend found it…. Wow! What a find. Thanks for writing it. I have not been able to put your book down. You have captured it all. Amazing…
I love all details…all of the pictures. And it is all so very well written. I have relived every paragraph, if not every word…A big big thanks.
M. Marble – Columbia MO