Tired of the cold winter weather and hot humid summer I longed for a change. Loving the Beach Boys music, and having served in the United States Marine Corp reserves during Vietnam War, I decided to go to graduate school and was accepted at the University of So. California. California was calling me as it has for so many from the Midwest over the years.

I loaded everything I owned, including my typewriter, and drove out to California in my 1967 Jaguar XKE via the old Route 66.

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