On numerous occasions in the past, I have begun writing my memoirs. After a few entries, I generally got busy about other things and stopped writing. Recently I decided that I now had all the tools necessary to make the job a lot easier — and time was running out. Another incentive was the fact that my grandchildren started to accumulate, and I wanted to tell them about many of the unique things that happened to me and around me during my lifetime.
So as I was about to turn 76 in 2010 I made a promise to myself to start writing and not to stop until I couldn’t write any more. I didn’t want to lock myself into any particular format, because I think that’s what prevented me from keeping on task before. So I would get my inspiration from events and anniversaries that occurred during the year and focus on a theme or two along the way. One of the themes I definitely wanted to write about was my childhood connection with my German-Catholic Parish and School in Wilkes-Barre – St. Nicholas. That is now a part of the early memories recorded here.
I’ve navigated numerous careers in my lifetime and have traveled all over the world, which gives me a lot of material to draw upon as I tell my story. I hope my children and grandchildren will find things here that will inspire them, make them laugh and acquaint them with more of their father and grandfather than they thought was there.
Thanks for taking the time to read about my adventure.
http://www.LauferWorld.com – My personal website
http://www.BurlcoHistorian.com – My website as Official Burlington County Historian
http://www.LauferTravel.com – My travel website which contains Travelogues I wrote after many of my international trips.
http://www.issuu.com/Laufer-publications – My published articles and complete sets of Halley’ Comet Watch ’86 and Discovery Five-Hundred, Newsletters I Authored, Edited and Published during the return of Halley’s Comet (1985-86) and the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary in 1992.
http://www.SmithvilleConservancy.com – The website I created for the H.B. Smith Industrial Village Conservancy, a non-profit support group of which I am the President.