Fred James

Profile Updated: May 27, 2019
Residing In Bellingham, WA USA
Spouse/Partner Leza
Occupation Retired BS Artist
Children Yes! All grown up. One's a doctor, one went to the Naval Academy, and one's a Completely cool Spanish More…teacher. All are beautiful.
Military Service Army  
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I've written a book! It's called "From Here To Puberty" and it's a memoir about my Catholic education and New Trier years in Winnetka, sans real names and real places. It is subtitled: "Coming of Age of a young boy in the Midwest in the 1950's and his battle with the Catholic Church." If you are a New Trier graduate you are definitely in my book, in the many funny and emotional memories I wrote about. Here is a link to my short video where I introduce my book:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClPAOMqcFWI

If you are curious, go to Amazon.com and insert my pen name Ben Archer
Hint: If out have a kindle, the Kindle version is cheaper at $9.95 and has the virtue of having colors photographs inside. But if you like to hold a real book in your hands the paperback is $12.95 but the pics inside are B&W.

School Story

Went to U of I and learned to fly light aircraft. Worked and went to school until the Army would have drafted me. Three years in the Army Finished my college years at the University of Hawaii in Political Philosophy, Economics and have never stopped using that information because for 30 years I was a radio talk show host before doing TV News in....Are you ready for this? Wasilla, AK.

I literally BSed my way through life and had a terrific time doing it, meeting most of the influential people both in Hawaii and Alaska.

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New Trier was a four year wild ride. I love the music, sports, babes, even some of the academics. I came out of NT better trained to write a resume, think logically and appreciate history and the performing arts than most of my peers across the country. Did I mention the gorgeous babes at NT?

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LD, you asked if I took Driver's Ed. I did and it was in the technical building. They used to show all sorts of bloody, black and white movies of car crashes. I remember it well. They had a machine to measure how fast one could take their feet off the gas and place on the brakes. I had no problem with the class having already driven my friends' cars.

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Robert Jaman, because our last names both start with Ja, I was always standing next to you in lines. What else? Did we get in trouble with Frank Evans?
Live long and prosper,

Fred James
Winnetka now Bellingham, WA now

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Aloha Jeff, I remember you with happiness. Damn aren't we old now? I live in Bellingham, WA where it has very mild winters and summers with no humidity. Please put up some pics of you and yours!
Sincerely,
Fred James
Bellingham, WA

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