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Strictly A Loner: My Life and Times with Plattsburgh's Poorest… (edition 2008)
Strictly A Loner: My Life and Times with Plattsburgh's Poorest Millionaire by Kathy L. Baumgarten
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0971392897, Paperback)"We met Earl in 1990; we parted seven years later. So many little events had to fall into place before we met him that it seemed decreed Above for him to become "Our" Earl. He'd just chuckle to hear that, though. "Those Jokers," he'd say about us."They knew I was strictly a loner." What we also knew was his biggest secret." - from Chapter One In this often humorous true story, two homeowners go head to head with their tenant, Earl, a quiet old loner and military retiree from the South. Sometimes just an amusing curmdgeon, Earl confounds them with his obsessive hoarding and miserly habits. Always dignified, nonetheless he retained an air of secrecy about his past, keeping his distance from the people who saw him every day along the streets of Plattsburgh, a small city nestled above the Adirondacks.Truly, he was a man that everyone saw and no one really knew. Did you see Earl? A story never revealed before, Strictly A Loner is not merely the true account of a retired Air Force NCO, reclusive hoarder and secret millionaire. With the drama, suspense and poignancy only a true story can evoke, Strictly A Loner also serves as a vehicle to examine society's attitudes toward money, family, mental illness, and aging. LOCATIONS: Monroe, LA; Scott AFB, ILL.; Vandenberg AFB, CA.; Keesler AFB, MS.; Burlington, VT.; Boulder, CO.; Australia, Northern NY towns of Ausable Forks, Champlain, Dannemora, Ellenburg, Mooers Forks, Peasleeville, Swastika and Saranac. And of course, Plattsburgh AFB, NY and nearby Skyway Plaza. PLEASE NOTE: The author maintains an extensive website for this book, with reader's comments, photos, bio and reader's forum at ww.strictlyaloner.com
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