Today is the 10th anniversary of receiving one of the more interesting letters from someone who wanted to purchase my book. I have pasted the text below.
For Beltsville folks, Jim Ziepolt's letter will bring back a flood of memories. The people and places he describes are all in the book -- which warms my heart. He has included so much Beltsville history -- much of which I did not know.
Jim finally attended his first Beltsville Shell Reunion in July 2018 and we met face-to-face.
He also attended the 2021 reunion a few weeks ago -- and it was so nice to visit with him and to have him remind me of his correspondence!
Thanks, Jim, for adding a memory to my book of memories!
Cary Thomas July 28, 2021
Carlsbad, CA. 92008
July 28, 2011