Autobiography: Miss Williams
by Charles Frankhauser
(Savannah, Georgia, USA)
A Big Band trumpet player's music of the jazz-swing era (search engine reference with "charles frankhauser trumpet") lingers today in the memory of his son when at the age of 10, show business made an exit and poverty made an entrance. Miss Williams was the teacher that failed him in school. Her last words to him were "You'll thank me someday." His mentor was a freight lift operator in an apartment house.
His informal education was gleaned from numerous sources; his formal education was provided by the U.S. Naval Academy. The memoir is written to share insights based on serious and humorous situations in an attempt to encourage those struggling to make better lives for themselves.