Stan Gerding

Dear Grandson: My First Car

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding tells the story about his first car and all the elbow grease (and the detailed costs) that went into it.   Dear Grandson, This is what my car would have looked like brand new in 1957. I imagine this car probably cost around $1,900.00 brand new back then.   Read the full article
Stan Gerding

Stan Gerding is a retired veteran after 23 years in the Navy that included a tour of duty in Vietnam as a corpsman, 1968-1969. He has since been the administrator of various healthcare organizations, a high school science teacher, an author, a singer, and is the father of Greg Gerding and grandfather to Jack.

Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise XII

John Michael continues his series, reflecting on life and people encountered, with three new stories about dealing with accepting yourself, being compassionate, and doing heroic things.

Dear Grandson: On Serving Your Country

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding writes to his grandson about LBJ taking over following JFK’s assassination, serving his country, and getting his first car.

Dear Grandson: Entertainment

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding writes to his grandson about the Korean conflict and presidential politics, TV shows and entertainment, and what $1.50 could buy.

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