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New Lives For Old
by Fenton and Evelyn Babcock
We, the two authors of this book, drew upon our respective strong roots in New England, on the West Coast, and in Virginia, and as a result of our experiences, we were able to describe in detail careers in the fields of education and national intelligence.
In each case, family responsibilities caused a focus in our planning upon the opportunity to develop a new life for ourselves in a life care community. As neighbors at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury, we developed a relationship that helped us through the loss of our respective spouses. That relationship blossomed further through closely working together in music and other activities in the community. Marriage followed an exchange of conversation and warmth that fostered a whole new dimension in our lives. Strengthening of that relationship has come over the past four years through the publishing of two books and overcoming of physical set-backs.
About the Author
Evelyn Wilson Babcock taught from grade one through college and from a country school in the desert to college courses in the city. Her responsibilities have included the classroom, a school, a cluster of schools, and special planning for a large school system.
Her travels included the British Isles and Ireland, southern Europe, the Mediterranean area including Lebanon and Egypt, and many states in the U.S. Fenton Babcock was brought up in California during the Great Depression and served three years in the Navy’s Amphibious Forces.
Three degrees at Yale University placed him in line for a career with the CIA. His tours in East Asian countries and work in three of the CIA’s four directorates led to his serving in the Intelligence Community Staff. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Intelligence Officers in November 2006.
(2011, paperback, 202 pages)