My sincerest thanks are due to Lily Poritz Miller from Toronto, Canada whose idea it was to publish this book.  Appreciation also goes to Dr. Barney Zumoff for his friendship, encouragement and suggestions.

Most of all, is the recognition of the hard work, suggestions, and editing of the final copy to Priscilla Satyamurthy and my daughter, Debbie Herman; and the patience of my wife of 62 years, Sally nee Buzzel.

All the stories are true as recollected from an 83 year-old memory that probably has subconsciously embellished some of the stories and hidden the sadder parts. 

The author is solely responsible for all omissions and errors of any kind and realizes that without the help of all the aforementioned, this book would never have been possible.