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More Than You Wanted To Know About Bob Hinshaw

Blog Posted:8/20/2021 6:10:00 PM

Born 29 Oct 1930 on a farm near Millville, Indiana, about 2 miles from where co-inventor of the airplane, Wilbur Wright was born. Upon graduation from Hagerstown (Indiana) High School in May 1948 immediately enlisted in the Air Force and served 30 years, retiring in Aug 1978.   Attained the highest enlisted rank of Chief Master Sergeant.  Served in Bermuda where I met my awesome wife Vera - we were later married at Perrin AFB TX 12 Oct 1952 and were married nearly 66 years until her passing in Jul 2018.  Other assignments included: Morocco; Dyess AFB, TX,; March AFB CA; Frankfurt, Germany; Ent AFB, CO; Tokyo, Japan and my last assignment Hq Strategic Air Command, Offutt AFB, NE.  My family accompanied me on all these assignments and we had the opportunity to visit many beautiful and historical places.   Have two beautiful daughters Leanna and Leslie (a son Mark died in infancy), 6 grands and 4 greatgrands.  While in Japan graduated from Los Angeles College (Japan Campus) with Associate Degree in Justice Administration.  Upon retiring in Colorado Springs served as a Bailiff in the 4th Judicial District and fully retired 1 Jan 92.  Began writing poetry in 2002 and the first one I wrote was a tribute to Vera for our 50th Wedding Anniversary.   In school I couldn't rhyme two words but from that point on stuff just seemed to flow from my pen, some good and some rotten!   Have written 5 self-published books of poetry two of which are in the Library of Congress.  Won numerous contests including First Place  for a poem entitled "Soul Of An Angel, Life Of A Bootlegger" in a PoetrySoup International Poetry Contest (no longer sponsored).  My poem "Inspector Tweede" was selected for inclusion in a British School Book KS3 English Anthology (Dectectives) along with such renowned works by JB Priestley; Agatha Christie; Sir Arthur  Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe and other dectective works for study by English students.  Other poems have been included in Civil War and  western books and anthologies.   My poems are regulary published in a weekly newspaper here in Colorado Springs.  Any talent I have for writing is inspired by God and the many friends in the Soup family who have supported and encouraged me along the way.  Am happily and peacefully retired in Colorado Springs, CO  with my dear old cat and wonderful companion, Jefferson (Jeff)!

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Date: 8/22/2021 6:57:00 PM
Thanks so much for sharing us your inspired and inspiring life. God bless you.
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 8/23/2021 12:18:00 PM
Thank you so much, Beata! I appreciate you stopping by and for your kind comments - Bob
Date: 8/21/2021 2:42:00 PM
You've certainly lived a very exciting life Bob and achieved so much. Its funny how many of us turn to poetry late in our lives but we're certainly making up for lost time. Hope you're keeping well. Tom
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 8/21/2021 4:31:00 PM
Thank you, Tom. I'm truly a blessed man. You will never know how much your friendship and support has meant to me. Keep well. Bob H
Date: 8/21/2021 2:05:00 PM
Your blog gives information of a life well lived and why your great poetry and writings are so very good. And the jewel for me is how you mentioned your poetry, inspiration and God. Ok, that you cited Poe fits in there as well. May God bless you always, this is a most enlightening and truly inspiring blog my friend..
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 8/21/2021 4:29:00 PM
Thank you, Robert. I cherish your comments and your support and encouragement throughout the years. God bless and keep composing your informational and inspiring words - Bob
Date: 8/21/2021 1:39:00 PM
Robert what a wonderful life, thank you for sharing ~ Constance
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 8/21/2021 1:49:00 PM
Thank you for stopping by, Constance. I consider you among my steadfast supporters during my poetic journey. Best to you.
Date: 8/21/2021 9:08:00 AM
Honor to share this slice of life with you! You're an excellent writer & still gettin' it done--BTW you are 6 months younger than my Mom--she's also an active "Life Lover" & the best cook I know!
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 8/21/2021 1:32:00 PM
Thank you, Craig. Great to hear from you and best to your Mom and may she enjoy many more years of life - sounds like you have a wonderful Mom and your love for her shines thru! Bob
Date: 8/21/2021 4:30:00 AM
hi Bob, sounds like you've lived a fantastic life. Thank you for your service and standing for the flag. God bless and best wishes- Anthony
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 8/21/2021 6:56:00 AM
Thank you, Anthony - it was my honor and privilege to serve. Best to you.
Date: 8/20/2021 7:59:00 PM
Amazing story, Chief Master Sergeant! very kind of you to share with us here at the soup, your friends and admirers, myself included!
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Robert L. Hinshaw
Date: 8/21/2021 6:57:00 AM
Thank you, James. I cherish your kind comments. Best always, Bob

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4/29/2021 Footprint On The Moon Rhymemoon,space,
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1/29/2021 Clyde Fails The Roadsides Footledrink,humorous,
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11/21/2020 Edsel's Folly Clerihewcar,humorous,
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10/28/2020 The Nonagenarian Fraternity Rhymeage,humorous,
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9/24/2020 Sagacious Owl Haikuautumn,bird,
9/17/2020 What I Kneel For And What I Stand For Rhymeamerica,patriotic,
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8/31/2020 Clyde O'Toole's Bad Luck Limerickhockey,humorous,
8/29/2020 Bow-legged Myers Limerickhumorous,
8/27/2020 Dutch Struck Out Footlehumorous,romance,
8/26/2020 Cuckoo Clock-maker Brachs Limerickhumorous,
8/22/2020 I Lift Up My Eyes Rhymeinspiration,religious,,we
8/18/2020 Boss Hogg Limerickhumorous,political,
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8/5/2020 Mo'skeeters, Spiders 'N' Snakes Rhymecreation,humorous,
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