Richard J. Smith D.
Life is an escalating process of saying goodbye. Every book is written for a particular audience. This book is, written for retired persons, or persons near retirement. Younger people may enjoy it as an insight into old age. Tales from a Twilight House is a compilation of commentary, poetry and prose written by a man residing in a continuing care retirement community on the west coast of Florida. At the age of eighty-nine, having lost his wife of...
ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS is a collection of short stories, all with Christmas settings, plots, and sentimentality. The author writes of his own boyhood Christmases, eighty-some years ago, and the Christmases of characters drawn from his imagination. He prepares us for each story with a commentary about the background for it. The stories are intended to activate our memories, provoke thought and elicit a smile, a frown, a laugh, or a tear. To paraphrase...