By George Myerson

From the bliss of lingering in a hot mattress on a iciness morning, to a bracing springtime stroll via the beach, a personal historical past OF HAPPINESS deals the reader a wealth of delightfully clean perceptions of the place and the way happiness could be discovered.

These ninety nine moments of happiness are prepared through subject matter - Morning, Friendship, backyard, kinfolk, relaxation, Nature, food and drinks, overall healthiness, Creativity, Love and night - and every is by way of a short description and statement that units the extract in context and encourages extra reflection.

Drawing on a large and overseas variety of literary resources - from Ptolemy to Tolstoy - George Myerson finds that small, unpretentious joys were shared by way of people throughout cultures and over millions of years. He invitations us to find the happiness in our personal lives that may be came upon right here and now.

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Paid $15 for a rusty potbellied stove at an auction in 1971 to heat his drafty house. He and his wife, Kathryn, lived in a fixer-upper farmhouse and needed cheap heat. They were impressed by the efficiency of the stove he bought at the auction, as were friends. Hund, who worked on the Rock Island Railroad at the time, soon was buying stoves and fixing them up for friends. As his stove collection grew, the then 24-year-old talked a reluctant banker into giving him a $2,500 loan to buy the vacant C.

In 1964, after serving four years in the Navy, he was discharged and immediately headed for Belhaven after a friend implored him to settle there. At the time, the town had just one aging doctor, so Boyette set up a viable medical practice, which today serves about 100 patients daily and boasts a medical staff of five. In addition to his work at Boyette Medical Clinic, he makes regular rounds at an area hospital, nursing home, and healthcare facility. Although providing quality, comprehensive medical care is his primary goal, Boyette has looked after Belhaven’s municipal health as well, serving as mayor for nearly 30 years until 2005 and now holding a seat on the town council.

Today, Hund restores about 100 stoves a year, including woodburning cook stoves, and scrambles to keep up with demand from people reclaiming family heirlooms and seeking period furnishings for their Victorian-era homes. Reconditioned stoves sell for $3,000 to $20,000, depending on their rarity and ornamentation. S 26 H O M E T OW N H E R O E S The thrill and challenge for Hund is transforming the rusty heirlooms that people haul in, often in boxes and missing parts, into beautifully restored stoves that warm hearts as well as homes.

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