Just some thoughts:
He was born in North Dakota March 20, 1908 and died June 10th 1988. He wrote over one hundred novels and two-hundred and fifty short stories. His works have sold over three-hundred and fifty million copies and translated into ten languages. He also said a lot of things that could cause one to pause and think....such as what is quoted below....
to survive. The first is to ask for food, the second to tell a woman
he loves her. If he must dispense with one or the other, by all means
let it be the first. For surely if you tell a woman you love her, she
will feed you.”
June 26, 2016