Welcome, I’m Bill Sefekar co-author of “Light: Courage and Hope,” with Holocaust Survivor, Cantor William Hauben which was about the 10 righteous nations that helped save many Jews and others during the Holocaust.
My new release American Dreamer: A Look into the Life of My Father, Joe Baby says it all.
It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to the most remarkable man I’ve ever met. I’ve been very fortunate and blessed to meet some amazing men throughout my life, in many walks of life from statesman to great thinkers, humanitarians, and exemplary human beings. What I’m about to share with you, you can make your own determination, is that this man stands as one of the most remarkable men of the last 100 years.
I know that I’m a bit biased and I will have to temper my words but I’m going to share with you what this man meant to so many people, so many people that came to know him and who touched their lives not that he’s set out to have this effect but that’s the way he came across. Not overbearing, not a giant of a man at 5 foot six but just how he portrayed himself, how he carried himself, the words were spoken by others: gentlemanly, old-school, resourceful, a role model; A great husband; terrific father; amazing uncle; brother; brother-in-law; friend; Citizen; Great American. As indicated I’m a bit biased but I found out early on that my Dad was very special and I appreciated him a great deal. He was there, he always there as depicted by the many articles and stories that he wrote about. “A long time between innings,” recollecting taking me to a baseball game in Brooklyn when I was six years old and fast forwarding 40 years when he retired in Florida taking me to a spring training game in Clearwater and all the dalliances in between that time.
In addition to the letters and letters sent to the editor on issues as a testament and monument to one man’s concerns and philosophy on life, i.e., perseverance. One such example of the hundreds of clippings, writings, and shared experiences is a faded old piece of paper 2 1/2 inches by 1 1/2 inches that I carried with me in my wallet for a lifetime.
“Nothing in the world can take te place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press on,’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” – Calvin Coolidge. –Ed.
It was my Mantra that I carried with me throughout my life while enduring its trials and tribulations. ~ Joe Baby
American Dreamer: A Look Into the Life of My Father, Joe Baby