LOVE, WAR & POLIO - "Tim Bazzett's latest offering celebrates the life of Reed City banker, Bill Porteous, providing an in-depth look at his pre-banking days ... The story follows Porteous through his childhood during the Great Depression, his military service, his relationship with his wife, Mable, and his bout with polio ... "
Reed City Boy
If you grew up in the fifties and remember homemade toys, soda fountains and Saturday cowboy matinees, then this affectionate memoir of a working-class Catholic boyhood is for you.
Tim Bazzett's unvarnished look at his army days in the early sixties, has brought unanimous praise from other veterans. Follow his adventures as he learns of life and love in faraway places.
Bazzett recalls Ferris State in the 60s ... his scrub-crew buddies, the Vets Club, playing catch-up after 3 years in the army, how he met his wife, and the whirlwind courtship that followed.
Love, War & Polio
Much more than just the story of a young man and his post-war battle with polio, this is a thoughtful and engaging reflection on a time and a way of life that are long gone and will never come again.