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Walter Ihlefield. Writer, Story Teller

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Scouting for Eagles
Walter Ihlefield

Jus & Susan...We be Cruzin
Our 2003 GoldWing "Hawk"

As indicated on the front page, I kinda like Studebakers.  I've been a member of the Studebaker Driver's Club since 1992, and am restoring a '61 Hawk, and a '56 Parkview Wagon.  Susan and I had a 2003 Honda GoldWing, on which we rode to meets and charity rides.  We highly recommend participation in the "Ride for Kids."  (We had to sell it because of a "temporary" medical condition.)
     Some people play golf, SCUBA dive, are Martial Artists, or write novels.  Some even review novels for other writers.  Well, as a matter of fact, I've done all of the above mentioned activities.
     I started playing golf in 2000.  And while I don't consider myself to be a full-fledged golfer, I do enjoy chasing the dimpled demon down the fairway.  (Or into the woods.)
     I started taking Tae Kwon Do back in 1981 and advanced to Second Dan Black Belt before an old injury surfaced and lessened my abilities.  I don't "practice" now, feeling that as my abilities went down hill, I would have to give back some of my belts.
     I was certified Advanced Open Water SCUBA Diver (PADI) in 1998.  That means that I can go out in the ocean and jump off the back of the dive boat.  (A lot healthier, in my opinion, than jumping out of an airplane.)
     I was Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1974.  (Active Service ended in December of 1972.)  I was stationed aboard the USS FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT CVA-42 as a Radarman billetted in Electronic Warfare.  (I wish to make it clear that I was NOT a part of the Navy's SEAL Program.) 
          I share my life with Susan, (my Love and Light,) our dogs (Mini-Dachsunds, Yorkies, an Australian Shepard , and a Great Dane) and our cats.  And, of course, the characters from my books.  (More about them later.)  Our kennel, The Ihlefield-Finally Kennels, is currently "in stock" with Mini-Dachsunds. 
     I am a Certified Lay Speaker, Trustee, Bible Study leader, newsletter editor, and Lay Leader in my local United Methodist Church.  I am a Master Mason, a Royal Arch Mason, and Sir Knight in the Order of the Knights Templar.  (No, we don't have a treasure hidden anywhere.) 

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.  Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."  Groucho Marks