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Tom Wiensch visited me today.


Tom and I go way back, to middle school. And High School. We were part of a large group of guys that hung out with some common people. Steve Nashold was the hub we worked off of and I saw Tom a few times back in the day at Steve's house and of course in school. We reconnected for the first time in over 40 years earlier this year at Nashold's annual barn party. Well, Tom was kind enough to come down from his home in Rhinelander and visit with me today. We talked about books and I was delighted to share some great books I had two copies of (that is a long story in of itself I won't get into tonight) so I gave Tom three great books. I am envious of him because he gets to discover how great they are. The Door into Summer, Starship Troopers and The Moon is Harsh Mistress I believe. All by Robert Heinlein, a great author. Then we just caught up on the past forty years. We both had radical prostatectomy's that weren't successful. And we both had photon beam radiation as our last chance cure. It worked for me, Tom is too close, he just finished up on his treatment but I think he will be fine. It is amazing the progress they are making with Prostate Cancer. So we had a nice visit but like all visitors these days it plum wore me out. I have no stamina these days.

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Tom Wiensch
Tom Wiensch
Jan 16, 2022

Russ, It was a great day. Thank you for having me over, and thanks for the books. It was really great to get to spend time with you.

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Russ Newton
Russ Newton
Jan 16, 2022
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Tom, Glad you enjoyed the conversation as much as I did. I really enjoyed our discussions about books and authors. As you know from having stop by reading is very important to me and I enjoyed talking to you about authors. Thanks friend! Russ.

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Harriet Leffel
Harriet Leffel
Jan 15, 2022

Hello Russ......Anne and Kenny Leffel here. Kenny wanted you to know that he has had a stroke and vertigo and writing is difficult and that is why I am his "private secretary"! It is important to him to stay in touch with you.

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Russ Newton
Russ Newton
Jan 15, 2022
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Thank you! Could you provide a cell number to me please?

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