In the fall of 2014, Bill George is entering his sixteenth season as the head football coach at the United States Coast Guard Academy. He has a wonderful wife and young daughter and is caregiver for his father, Casper, who is slowly slipping away. As Bill’s daily challenges mount, Casper shares fascinating childhood stories of growing up in the small Syrian immigrant village of Myers, New York, during World War II.
Bill George’s memoir covers coaching football, the challenges of caregiving while also being first-time parents, and the loving interactions between an eighty-seven-year-old man in hospice care and his redheaded granddaughter. Visit New London, Connecticut, on game day and Myers, New York, starting in 1935, brought to life by a dying man’s memories.