The Beanery: A Village Named Ormsbyis an orphan's story of tough love, comic relief, and reaching for the American dream.The Louisville and Jefferson County Children's Home provided a difficult and austere beginning for James W. Settle, D.D.S. However, he also received an excellent education at the Children's Home and went on to live a full, rich life filled with community service. The Beanery is a fascinating, inspiring, and humorous chronicle of his life that includes, among many other things, his experiences in the Navy during WWII and his lifelong love of music. Now retired, at age 90, Dr. Settle still performs regularly with the Watsonville Marching and Concert Band. The American Dream, with all of its rewards, has become a reality for James W. Settle.
James W. Settle, D.D.S. practiced dentistry for 35 years and is now retired. His hobbies include playing the tuba, fishing, paleontology, and woodworking. He lives in Watsonville, CA with his wife of 55 years, Shirley. He began writing The Beanery three years ago at the age of 87.