I have to tell you right up front. I’m a story teller. After graduation from the Coast Guard Academy in 1957, my twenty-eight years of active duty have given me a lot of fodder. I finally heeded my daughter’s pleas, “Dad, you have got to write those stories down,” and published my memoirs in 1975. Caught up in the writing experience, I moved on to publish a novel in 2019 and I'm continuing to write. It's my new number 1 hobby.
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Small world! My dad, Capt. Albert F. Wayne, class of 1937 taught at the USCG Academy from 1953-57. We lived in Groton,CT and enjoyed playing at Fort Griswold on the opposite side of the Thames River. On occasion, we could watch the EAGLE sail by. Wonderful memories were made there. Dad had an interesting career in the Coast Guard
as well. Retiring in 1965 we moved to Sarasota, FL. where I later worked with your sister Bonnie, as a nurse at the Pines of Sarasota. We have stayed in touch, and later connected us. I have enjoyed your posts very much.
Wow, Susana. It is a small world. My sister, Bonnie, is still in Bradenton. If you already haven’t read it, My Memoirs, View from the Rigging covers a lot of those Academy years. Good to hear from you.
Good to hear from you too.
I grew up loving the stories about sea life. Looking forward to reading your book.