About the Author
"I recently celebrated my 90th birthday with a blow-out bash for all my friends and neighbors. I had just finally completed my memoir based on a five-year diary I kept as a teenager, from 1935-1939, and which I still have. It was hard work, for even though all the events are listed in the diary, it was difficult remembering so long ago how I felt and what my true reactions were to certain events. Yes, it was hard work, but I'm fully convinced that all this writing is helping keep me mentally alert and active. Now I've written this book of all the wonderful travels I have enjoyed over many years going back to the 1930's. I think you'll find it a delightful armchair journey as you meet the people and places I so enjoyed in a quieter and simpler time when travel was often physically demanding and sometimes dangerous. Finally, I hope my books bring as much pleasure to you as you read them as I had when I wrote them."