It's My Story - I'll Tell It My Way

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Xlibris Corporation, Dec 20, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 203 pages
My Story is a refl ection on the events of my lifefrom my birth in 1926 until my marriage in 1949, at the age of 23. My experiences in growing up on a poor, hilly farm without electricity or inside plumbing during the depression years of the 1930s, then the diffi cult war years of the early 1940s, followed by the growing prosperity after WW II all helped to shape the kind of person that I wished to become. These events helped me to progressively establish three main goals for my life: Build a meaningful relationship with my Creator, get a worthwhile education, and fi nd a Special Girl to share my life. In those 23 years, I accomplish two of my goals. The one remaining goalmy fi rst and oldest objectivewas still a work in progress at the end of My Story. My efforts to fi nd an acceptable way of worshipping my God would not be realized until a few more years had passed. I had also determined that my Special Girl and I would reach this goal together. If time allows, I will complete that account in Our StoryAll the Way in the near future. My initial purpose in writing this account has been to preserve that heritage for my two sons, Steve and Jeff, and for their families . . . If My Story proves to be of any interest to others, so much the better. Jim Wahl - text should be Amazone BT for "Jim Wahl"
 

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Contents

How It All Started
7
About My Grandparents
9
About My Parents
14
The Wahl Family
25
PICTURES OF ADULT CHILDREN
26
THE FAMILY HOME
27
The Very Early Years
28
Early School Years
35
The Injury Or Accident
117
On To England
121
Back In The States
126
Life At Nichols General Hospital
129
Returning Home
134
What About Girls?
138
Early College Years
150
Holiday BreakDecember 1946
157

My Life On The Farm
46
SCHOOL PICTURES
70
The High School Years
71
After High School
76
Youre In The Army Now
84
Camp Bowie Texas
92
Flash Back To The Farm
94
Back To Camp Bowie
96
Move Out To The East Coast
101
Overseas To Europe
106
We Arrive In France
109
Take The Summer Off From School
162
A Special Girl
167
Some Reflections On My Life
172
Family Points Of Interest
176
Back To College
178
My First Car
184
A Really Good Decision
189
Finish Up College
197
Two Weeks In June
199
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James M. Wahl was born February 2, 1926 on the Wahl family farm near Logan, Ohio. He was the ninth of 13 children born to Bill and Bertha Wahl. After graduating from Logan, Ohio High School in 1943, he served overseas in the Army during World War II. Surviving a wartime injury, he returned to Ohio where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education at Ohio State University under the GI Bill. Upon graduation from OSU, he taught Vocational Agriculture at Piketon, Ohio High School for two years, and then worked for International Harvester (now Navistar) for 31 years, retiring in 1982 at age 57. At age 31, he satisfi ed a growing desire to serve as an ordained minister. From that date forward, he has continued to serve in a voluntary ministry that centers on Bible study education. Since 1966, he and his wife, Betty, have lived together in Fort Wayne, Indiana, surrounded by a growing family, including 2 sons, 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren . . . and counting!

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