You women are tough. After a couple of dozen vacations in the Caribbean, a half dozen flings to Hawaii, three times to Europe and a long trip to New Zealand, Australia and Fiji and countless road trips around the US, I, like your spouse, am quite content to visit the world on the National Geographic and Smithsonian channels.

I basically wore out my body playing singles tennis over the years. Have had one knee replacement and ought to have another, but they say I still look healthy. But looks are deceiving. I inherited my maternal grandmother’s arthritic problems. But you go girl.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store