Somehow the word might not have got out. A longtime member in this forum and I were talking by e-mails today and my book came up. He was not aware that it was ready for sale and shipping. So I feel the need to give this thread a bump.
It was completed about 1 month ago. The cost is $15.00 check or money-order. Mailed to: Gary H. Price 4363 Beaver Valley Road Port Ludlow, WA 98365 I ship within two days of receiving payment. I want to make this clear - the book is all on a CD and copyrighted. 300 plus pages with dozens and dozens of photos the directly relate to the story being told. All but maybe 4 or 5 pictures were taken by me. The others I have permission to use.
About eighteen (18) forum members answered a pole on who wanted a copy and the answers were yes. As of today only one of you have said they were ordering and one said they didn't know it was completed and ready for sale and shipment.
Two publishers wanted to print and publish it. After reading their contracts and conditions I said "No thanks" One said I could have no more than 30 pictures and illustrations. The other said 10 pictures and they had to be switched to Black & White. I declined as I feel the pictures help tell the stories.
I've sold a few books and give a few to my kids and people who are in the book. Feedback has been great. :thanks
Bullhunter, I've been reading your book over the past few days. I haven't finished it yet, but I've read enough to appreciate the effort that went into writing it and hopefully enough to make some well meaning observations.
First, I don't think it would be a waste of anyone's time to see what I believe has all the makings of a family heirloom. When you think about it, most of us will be lucky if we're remembered by just the two or possibly three generations that come after us. Sure there will be photos, videos, maybe a couple letters; but nothing of what we actully thought, when we thought it, lessons we learned or how we felt about our place in the world. Our entire existence will be reduced to second hand story telling of events that over time will become washed out as details are forgotten. If you don't believe it, think about your own great grandparents and how much you remember about them. Not a warming proposition.
By writing his book, Bullhunter has circumvented the inevitable by providing a look into both the military and non-military aspects of his life from childhood to today. His stories are varied and will be read and appreciated by future Bullhunters he will never know. But through his stories, they will know him and gain a new appreciation of their heritage.
Bullhunter's book creates a bridge to the future that ensures his thoughts and feelings will survive. As I look at the empty pages of the personal journal I bought almost ten years ago, I wonder if his efforts will help motivate me to create something similar for my progeny. :thumbsup
I just finished reading this book and found it to be a good read. I enjoyed the stories and felt I could relate to a lot of it. I recommend reading this book because it might stir up some memories for you. It might also inspire you, as it did me, to write down your own experiences for posterity. Someone in your family might appreciate what you did while you walked this earth.
Some people might think it's all war stories. Not once did he say "This ain't no $hit" nor "Once upon a time".
Thanks for those kind words. So far just 3 members of our forum have ordered the book. The 3rd book is going out in the mail in the morning. I've sold a total of 15 the past months. If interested just pm me for the details.
My computer is in the shop. Went in last Friday. The screen said no image and I smelt a burnt smell. Power fail to power up the computer. Think the power supply went out.
There is one drawback about living in a very rural area. Our county only as really one computer store/repair shop. They are the only game around for miles and they know it. They promise you that they will check your system within two days and don't,,, then do not even bother to call you. Maybe next time I'll take my business outside the county. I'm ... all for supporting local business shops but I expect some support back. Maybe I expect too much?
I got to chat with one of the computer repair techs. He looked like he was still in high school. He told me he would run a dynastic test with their equipment. I looked at him for a second and asked, " How will you do that when the computer has no power, will not turn on?" He mumbled, Oh yes need power. Then said something about checking the power supply and they cost about $23.00 He figured that was the problem. I asked him that after he got it repaired to clean and vacuum out the unit including the fans.
Yesterday one of the techs was out sick and the other taking a computer exam. The one taking the exam must have been the young one. Well, we all had to start some place. I remember having to take my CDC volume test and then the end of course test.
I'm still waiting for an estimate 5 days later.
Should have my computer back by next week and I'll be able to make more books. Good time to order now.
Its all on the CD in PDF format. Photos and all. Just got your e-mail and I replied. Hope I explained everything in the email.. Also sent you a copy of the Table Of Contents so you can see all that is in the book. :god_bless_usa
Thanks Steve. Just went up to the mail box and in the mail was your check & note. I'll get that in the mail to you Tuesday morning. I'd do it Monday but will be gone all day to a hospital in Seattle for my wife to get orthoscopic surgery on her ankle. Likely will not bet back home to dark with the drive and Ferry Boat across Puget Sound. You mentioned you wife has written some childrens books. If you would like to send me a PM with the titles and your wife's Authored name I'll check them out online or ask about them next time I'm in a book store. Christmas is getting near and I have 5 grandchildren ages 5 months to 9 years. Books are good Christmas Gifts. The 9 year old loves to read.
Thanks again. If the mail works good you should receive my package by Friday or Saturday.
Just last week got two orders for my Cd Book off FaceBook. A few of you have ordered it and enjoyed it. Anyone else interest in some good old USAF stories. (True Stories with Pictures)
This is a copy of the "Table of Contents"
THE JOURNEY STARTS
The Thrill of Flight School and Teenage Troubles The Farm Birth Certificate Shock Military Basic Training Jet Engine Technical School
NORTON AIR FORCE BASE, CA First Few Maintenance Tasks Nellis AFB, Deployment Restricted Area Security Check Corpus Christi NAS Trip Made it into Film Lessons Learned Moved Off Base Massive Jet Fuel Spill
GRIFFISS AIR FORCE BASE, NY Arrival in SAC Jet Engine Run-up Class in Flight Simulator Alert, Israeli War 1974 Alert, Red Ball Work Order Pre-Alert Opertional Checks and engine Fire TDY Minot AFB, ND Friend for Life
McCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, WA 318 Fighter Interceptor Squadron F-106A Jet Crash Proficiency Flight Miramar NAS (Top Gun) Deployment T-33 Flight to Kingsley Field, OR
SEMBACH AIR BASE, WEST GERMANY Arrival Aircraft Arrive House Hunting Dale and Gift of a Bible OSI Agent Berlin and the Wall X-112 First OV-10A Bronco Flight Assisting Quality Control Stormy Mission UFO Encounter Day Care Center Incident F-4 Phantom Jet Crash Functional Check Flight (FCF) NATO War Games Crazy Forward Air Control Mission (FAC) Steak & Lobster Yes, There Is A Frankenstein Zaragoza Bomb and Gun Range Mission July 1st Daughter’s Birth Aircraft Fire and Commendation Medal Family Strife and Break-up Urine Analysis The Green Dragon Fly’s Last Flight Freedom Bird Home Arrival in the United States
MOVING ON WITH LIFE
McChord Air Force Base (62nd MAW) Washington State & Divorce Court First Memory in Shop Great New Love Enters Our Lives Dyess AFB, Texas, AWOL TCTO Honeymoon Three Years Later Tales Of The Pacific Northwest Outdoors C-130 Engine Work TDY’s Proffessional Training C-130 Turboprop Engine Shop Closes Trouble On The Farm Moving To New Home Heart Surgery Main Jet Engine Shop Closes McChord Air Museum Duty My Last Mission
All Things Must End Civilian Life and Employment Balloon Trip Mortgage Burning BBQ 25th Wedding Anniversary
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