02 June 2008 by Published in: Civil War books and authors 1 comment

Our friends Dave and Carol Moore live in a lovely home on Herr’s Ridge in Gettysburg. Dave’s father was a professor at Gettysburg College for many years, and Dave grew up in Gettysburg. When Dave finished his residency (he’s a family practice physician), he and his wife Carol decided to settle in Dave’s home town.

We often use Dave and Carol’s home as a our base of operations when we’re in Gettysburg, and they’re always extremely generous with us. J.D. and Mike Nugent will be staying there this weekend when we’re all in Gettysburg, and we will use it as our base of operations once more. Consequently, J.D. had Ted Savas ship books to Dave’s house, and Dave generously agreed to house them for us. Each of us bought 100 copies, plus we get our authors’ copies. Then, Ted had lots of orders from book vendors and the like, so 800 copies of One Continuous Fight: The Retreat from Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, July 4-14, 1863 were delivered to Dave’s house. That’s 67 boxes of books, folks, which filled an entire UPS truck. Carol had to help the UPS guy unload the truck, because the driver couldn’t handle it all himself. Needless to say, they pretty much take up a whole bay of the garage.

Dave called me this evening to inform me that his 16-year-old daughter Becky just got her driver’s license, and that we created some serious problems for Becky. Dave gave Becky permission to drive home from the test, and then suggested that she practice pulling the car in and out of the driveway. Dave’s driveway’s got an odd angle to it, and it’s difficult to maneuver under the best of circumstances, and because of the books in the garage, the brand-new driver had some serious problems with maneuvering the car in the driveway and was completely unable to pull the car into the garage itself because there were too many boxes of books there to permit access. Too funny.

Thanks, Dave and Carol. We appreciate it. And Becky, sorry about the problems with maneuvering. The good news is that they will be gone by this time next week. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Steve Basic
    Tue 03rd Jun 2008 at 1:44 am

    Eric,

    67 boxes. I can tell you when J.D. had a couple of cases shipped here of the first book for the meeting at the NYRT, first thing I said was “Damn! These things are heavy.” ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope all is well, and look forward to seeing all in Gettysburg this weekend. Have a safe trip.

    Steve

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