By Gardner Botsford
Gardner Botsford tells the attention-grabbing and funny tale of his W.W. II reports, from his project to the infantry as a result of a bureaucracy blunders to a worried trans-Atlantic crossing at the Queen Mary, to touchdown below heavy hearth on Omaha seashore and the Liberation of Paris. After the warfare, he all started a amazing literary occupation as a long-time editor on the New Yorker, and chronicles the magazine’s upward push and impression on postwar American tradition with wit and grace.
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I’d invested about $14,000 in that dirt bike and the four-wheeler had cost me about $10,000. It still makes me mad. CHAPTER 4 GROWING UP IN THE FAST LANE Her name was Linda Kievet and she was a senior. I’d noticed her in the hallway at school and, even though I was still a junior, I just had to get to know her better. She had options — a lot of the other guys were after her — but she became my high school sweetheart. She had already enlisted in the Air Force, so she was going to leave right after she graduated.
I’d always thought it was just going to be a fling, and then on to the next one. And the next one, and the next one . . I was just a young guy, laying pipe. Now I was going to be a dad with big responsibilities. Well, I’d graduated, I had a decent job, and I worked hard, so I figured it would be fine. We moved in together but then her family decided they were going to Alabama — and that she was going with them. I was told, “You’re welcome to come with us if you’d like. ” I wasn’t too crazy about moving to Alabama but I didn’t want to be away from my daughter, Stephanie.
So he asked me if I wanted to meet her. ” We ended up dating. She was pregnant within six months. It was completely unexpected and unplanned. I hadn’t seen a future with her before that. I’d always thought it was just going to be a fling, and then on to the next one. And the next one, and the next one . . I was just a young guy, laying pipe. Now I was going to be a dad with big responsibilities. Well, I’d graduated, I had a decent job, and I worked hard, so I figured it would be fine. We moved in together but then her family decided they were going to Alabama — and that she was going with them.
A Life of Privilege, Mostly by Gardner Botsford