Thursday, January 29, 2015

Book Beginning: American Dreamers


Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

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Though it was over sixty years ago, I still remember every detail.  It was June 2, 1952, and I finally had a date with the girl of my dreams.

-- American Dreamers: How Two Oregon Farm Kids Transformed an Industry, a Community, and a University by Ken Austin with Kerry Tymchuk, published by OSU Press.

Ken Austin rose from humble roots in rural Oregon to build A-Dec, one of the largest dental equipment makers in the world. His wife and partner, Joan is the visionary behind The Allison -- a world-class destination spa in the heart of Oregon wine country.

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