By Maynard Mires
Stories for a Sunday Afternoon appeals to a much wider viewers for lots of purposes. It describes the lifetime of a member of what has develop into referred to as “The maximum Generation.” Like such a lot of throughout the years of worldwide battle II, Dr. Mires grew up speedy to serve his nation. An past ambition to turn into a clinical missionary got here to fruition within the Fifties and Sixties via U.S. government-sponsored paintings in Thailand and Panama. a number of tales approximately his international carrier not just inform of the lanky health practitioner in pith helmet and khakis within the jungles of Southeast Asia and vital the United States, they relate the distant village lifetime of his sufferers to bigger modern geopolitical and social issues.
Most memoirs, it kind of feels, enhance with the age of the writer, which underscores the biblical word, “With lengthy existence is knowing” (Job 12:12). Dr. Mires has noticeable and skilled much in ninety years, from growing to be up the son of a rustic veterinarian and grandson of a wagon maker to navigating his means round our on-line world. This man—who befriended Civil struggle veterans and taken care of the injuries of these who fought within the Pacific in the course of global warfare II—shares his heartwarming and occasionally witty tales with all who care to benefit from a lifestyles well-lived.