THE LIFE & EXPERIENCES OF R.A.M

AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY BY IPHS VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

RICHARD A. MARTIN

THE LIFE & EXPERIENCES OF R.A.M - an autobiography by Richard A. Martin. Published today!

Richard Martin is a huge success story and his book is very touching. It is short but sweet - at only 16 pages - and the color photos are a wonderful touch. Richard speaks about all his friends - those living and those who passed away. He reveals his secret love for an Island Pond girl who passed away long ago, and describes his escapades out on the island; his adventures with the late Camille, and his feelings on life in Island Pond and the isolation of coping with the state-wide lock down. 

His unique 16 page offering reveals insights into Richard's hopes and his dreams for the future, his heartbreaks and trials, and his sadness at visiting Arlington National Cemetery during a trip to Washington, D.C., where he achieved his life time ambition of standing beside the Lincoln Memorial. Read, too, of Richard's pride in being a volunteer, his interest in the civil war, and his plans for finding true love!

Be shocked by Richard's revelations about the brutal school bullying he endured as a child. And smile as he describes the dreaded 'Red Tongue' that he and other pupils were forced to wear on the backs of their sweaters at St. Mary's. Learn the cruel punishments of the Mother Superior and discover which Sisters were kind and loving to the pupils.

You'll recognize many of the names in this book, maybe even your own.

 

The Life & Experiences of R.A.M by Richard A. Martin. Available now $10 with $2 shipping from Richard Martin at Po Box 218, Island Pond VT 05846.

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