Wonderful book...Has a historical value even beyond the sharing of memories... You have succeeded brilliantly in accurately imaging a wondrous time.
D. Pickett, Woodstock `45
This is a beautiful and well-written book of a young man lucky enough to have had the experience of living and attending school...in India before World War II. It was absolutely fascinating. I had no idea that the children of a Baptist minister would enjoy such a privileged life! I envy his mother...She had a cook, a cleaner, a gardener & a watchman...Your friend is a wonderful story teller.
J. Pike (as told to her, and the authorīs, postman)
What an incredible account of growing up in India as seen through the prism of age and maturity. In addition to bringing Woodstock back to life again [the] story is very intimate and personal...[The] parting in Bombay brought tears.
E. Friesen, Woodstock `37
You weave school history, family history and world history into a...fascinating account. Your wry humor and gentle philosophical awareness present the reader with a picture of love and joy in living.
S. Stoddard, Woodstock teacher
I thoroughly enjoyed every page - every word, every picture...
I want to reread it to absorb more of the details and your insights.
D. C. Bell, Woodstock `44
Your book is lovely!...What a treasure...for the rest of us who can relive the years spent in India...we girls at Woodstock led a much "purer" life than did the boys...your willingness to frankly divulge all the "raunch" of young manhood is very refreshing, and a little unexpected in a "missionary" environment.
R. F. Crowell, Woodstock `54
A superb job! You have captured the authentic Woodstock atmosphere with a wonderful mix of nostalgia, romance and humor.
L. Burkhalter, Woodstock `37
"Shabash" (Hindustani: Bravo!) for a job well done.
R. Thompson, Woodstock `42
How beautifully and professionally produced the book is, with its many photographs and its charming tiny pictures between paragraphs, and best of all, the superb cover design.
C. T. Pickering, Woodstock `41
What a marvelous gift "Farewell The Winterline"...for each of us individually and as a class and for good old Woodstock [school].
W. Whitcomb, Woodstock `42
Your book on your boyhood in India I have gobbled up, in a totally different surrounding and situation, but, nevertheless, a boy, and it reminded me of so many things I relished in Pakistan...If you read "Kim" [by Rudyard Kipling], having lived in the Punjab, you feel the heat, smell the bazaars and the forests of the hills and hear the creaking of the bullock-cart wheels and so it is with parts of your memoirs...I enjoyed your book from first to last page...I have to say "thank you."
Thanks again...for the happy memories, the great snapshots and photos of memorabilia. I had visited almost every place you talked about...so it was like taking a nostalgic trip to the past. Sometimes I wonder, "Did that really happen?"
M. H. H. Allen, Woodstock `38