Lazarus: From Seven to Seventy-Seven

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Initially, Gene's readers found his stories on the Internet. These travel tales were later collected into his first printed work, The Chinese Walking Stick. Now we learn more about him in his latest book, Lazarus. This is a unique volume of short stories compiled into his autobiography. A writer of exciting short stories, Gene assembles his life's tales with his characteristic warmth and wit. Lazarus begins when Gene is seven years old and is hit with the news of his father's untimely death in the midst of his mother's traumatic accident (Now you are the Man of the Family). His story continues with his WWII service and a near fatal train accident followed by a bout with pneumonia. Next we learn of his working career from butcher boy (My First Jobs) to Group President (My Most Memorable Moment).

We are riveted by his many career adventures. His life changes drastically after his retirement and again when he is hit with cancer. The story Lazarus is a poignant tale of facing his fears at Sloan-Kettering Hospital. Later it becomes his salvation presenting him with the motivation to go on and we are introduced to a little grandchild (Three Days Young) who gives Gene a reason to live.

The final group of stories shows Gene with his wife, Lila, as they celebrate milestones together. Read this autobiography and see how obstacles can be overcome.

 

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Contents

Growing Up
1
Back to P S 114
4
A Secret Revealed
5
My First Jobs
7
Today I am a Lawn Mower
10
Harriet Jackie
12
An Engineer
15
In Service
19
The Tragedy at Sloan Kettering
74
Struggling with Pain
75
The Race with the Ovaltine
78
The Wheelchair Era Ends
80
National Cancer Survivors Day
82
Kiddie Tales
87
Mom and Pop Penguin
89
Matthew Me on a Bus
91

Out of Boot Camp into the BrigAlmost
22
Wrestling with Pneumonia
26
A Winter at Navy Pier and Then Some
29
My Career
34
Works and Plays Well with Others
36
Lead by Example
38
My Proudest Program
40
The Birth of Sea Beam
44
My Most Memorable Moment
48
Remembering Max
52
Unusual Coincidences
55
Great To Be Remembered
57
The Illness
63
Accepting the Unacceptable
67
Three Days Young Three Magical Minutes
70
The Worst Part Of The Day
72
Papa Papa It is a Singalong
94
Katie and the Chicks or Tora Tora Tora
96
Local Tales
102
Going Going Gone
105
Getting Scammed
110
Favorite Gardens Around the World
114
Remembering the Towers
121
Milestones
127
My 50th Birthday
128
Retirement Party
130
My 65th Birthday
131
A Memorable Time with An Exciting Man
132
SeventySeven Years
134
A Travelers Prayer to my wife
135
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