Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined. Henry David Thoreau. A short story of three old men taking Thoreau's advice to the next level. After fighting the Japanese and Germans in World War II, they spent the next 40 years working to provide for their families. After 15 years of retirement, circumstances lead them to purchase a local restaurant at a tax sale. It is the first time in their lives they will be required to take a shower before going to work. These guys have t always done what's required of them.
Buck grew up in Michigamme, Michigan. After four years with the U.S. Air Force he worked 16 years for a mining company in Michigan before moving to Georgia where he owned and operated a small remodeling business. Now retired, he lives with his wife just five miles from the town he grew up in.