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Collected Works

Collected Works

by Tom Chisholm


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This book of verses by Tom Chisholm are a snapshot in time capturing the emotions of the moment and reactions to particular events in politics and sports. A true Boston fan, his verses about sports are a record of the highs and lows of the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. The verses about his friends and family, and general topics are touching and universal. The cards he writes to his friends and family are charming and sweet.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492130888
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/20/2015
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Tom "Dizzy" Chisholm was born in Boston, Massachusetts August 13, 1928 to Canadian emigrant parents, Frank and Mary (née Tonary) Chisholm. He was the fourth child among four sisters, Clare, Catherine, Grace, and Christine. Though Tom spent a lot of time in Nova Scotia visiting family, he is a true Bostonian. He grew up in Dorchester, attended St. Peter's School, worked first at the Old Corner Bookstore (still standing proud on the Freedom Trail!), then at Braves Field, and Fenway Park. In his spare time, Dizzy and the boys played football for the Dorchester Gaels in the Boston Park League. They practiced at Ronan Park, played home games at Town Field. Tom then joined the Navy in 1949 serving on the U.S.S. Saufley as a fire control technician. He eventually studied electronics which led to a successful career. He married Malvana Allen in October 1961. Together they had four daughters, and now have five granddaughters. Mr. Chisholm is now retired and living in Florida with his wife of over 50 years.

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