Time Capsule

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About the Author
D. Larry Patterson is a retired US Air Force Colonel and former DoD Management Consultant. Originally from Mission Hills, Kansas (a suburb of Kansas City, Mo.), he is a long time resident of Fort Worth, where he lives with his wife Carol and several pampered pussycats. He has written four novels, several collections of short stories and novellas, a collection of "Pulp" Poetry, several children's books, and a non-fiction book about his father-in-law PFC Bernard F. "Mac" McCarty who was the first Marine to set foot on Yokosuka Naval Air Base in Japan during the Occupation Of Tokyo Bay 30 Aug 1945. As an experienced freelance writer and photographer, he contributed numerous feature articles and photographs to a wide variety of national and international publications. Having always had a passion for Classic Rock/C&W, plus Blues and Jazz from the 1920s, he has written and recorded nearly 500 original songs in his studio. He and Carol divide their time between Fort Worth, the Colorado Rockies and Ozark Mountains in Northwest Arkansas.

Time Capsule

Authored by D. Larry Patterson

Three years into a comfortable retirement, the economic meltdown of 2008 wiped out any chance of Larry Preston and his wife Lynne continuing their privileged lifestyle, forcing them to deplete their devastated, dwindling savings each month. Now a rabid pit-bull, Lynne made Larry's life a living hell, constantly berating him with a never-ending harangue that he abandon retirement and find employment. The only other option was to sell their big home in an affluent neighborhood, give up vacationing three months a year, and drastically downsize their cushy lifestyle.

Larry always ended up in the right place at the right time, living extremely well, without exerting much effort. The trend continued. A History Channel documentary about the failed Whittaker Aircraft Company reminded Larry that shortly before dying in 1954, his Uncle Arel gave him a Whittaker stock certificate he believed to be worthless. In fact, Whittaker eventually merged with Boeing and the 1941 stock split so many times that it was currently worth enough to solve his financial woes and, best of all, get Lynne off his back.

The stock could be Larry's salvation. Unfortunately, over fifty years had past since Larry, at age nine, buried the stock certificate and a few treasured objects in a cobbled-up homemade time capsule, in the backyard of his childhood home in Kansas City.
Confident the stock was still where he buried it, Larry set out to find it. Locating the time capsule and reclaiming the valuable stock certificate seemed like a simple task. In reality, the search quickly turned into a twisting, turning, seemingly endless bi-polar Odyssey of ups and downs, near-successes, blind alleys, and frustrating failures.

Publication Date:
1492953334 / 9781492953333
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6.69" x 9.61"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Family Life

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