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It Has Been A Rough Year

I am adding this additional chapter to my introduction, because after I initially wrote the introduction, it was very difficult to come back to it and try to make sense of all that I have experienced through the various stages of my life and the trials that I have endured or overcome.  I wish ...


The Birth of Charles Leonard Wiggins

The story has already been written for awhile on my blog "From the heart of Praise, Prayer and Perseverance. 0; Here is a link to that posting, Below are the pictures of the blessed event.   http://fromthehea rt-dotwigg.blogsp other-2-prayer-re ml


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Larry Lehmer

Des Moines, Iowa

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Larry Lehmer is founder and president of When Words Matter, Ltd., a company specializing in preserving personal, business and organizational histories. It is located in Des Moines, Iowa.

Larry has over 30 years of writing experience, including 24 years as a senior editor, reporter and newsroom manager at the prestigious Des Moines Register, winner of 15 Pulitzer Prizes, the top award in journalism.

A current member of the Association of Personal Historians, Larry is a past member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters & Editors, Inc.

Larry is also the author of The Day the Music Died: The Last Tour of Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens (Schirmer Books), which was nominated for the Gleason Music Book Award. As a result of the book’s success, he worked with the E! cable television network in producing an episode of its Mysteries and Scandals series and was a contributor to a VH1 documentary on Buddy Holly.

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