Bluefield, W.V. (PRWEB) September 30, 2013
Aim for a solid education and a wonderful marriage -- these are the two goals that led to fulfillment for “The Cumberland Road Kid” author Tommy M. “Tom” Farmer.
His book is the memoir of a man who was determined to succeed. Starting from poverty with nothing to aspire to, he faced numerous challenges and obstacles on his way to West Virginia University. Beginning June 1, 1968, destiny finally brought Tom his dream girl whom he went on to marry.
“What one accomplishes in life is the individual’s own responsibility,” said Farmer. “Use every resource available to find how to achieve those goals. It takes determination and hard work, but it’s possible.”
Farmer is a retired teacher who taught his students for 33 years. Between his work and his family, he has everything he wanted from life. Since retirement, worldwide travel has become a passion.
“I learned what to do and what not to do, often the hard way,” said Farmer. “Never underestimate ‘impact people’, or those in your life who will help you grow.”
He tells all through The Cumberland Road Kid. Farmer hopes to help share his secrets with young people today and inspire them by showing that all goals are within reach.
About the Author
Tommy Monroe "Tom" Farmer is a post-World War II "Baby Boomer.” He is a retired mathematics and physical sciences teacher who taught for 33 years. He married his dream girl, loves to travel, and has two children and three grandchildren.