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Bus and Wink: Adventures of Youth
Stories Told Around the Campfire
Several years ago, Tim Tapply, Wink’s Grandson, wrote a book for the family, Bus and Wink: Adventures of Youth, Stories Told Around The Campfire, to keep Wink’s stories alive for the next generations. These are true stories of the childhood antics of Wink Tapply and his childhood friend, Bus Martin, during their formative years. It recounts life In Bristol in the 1920s.
There are still many in the greater Bristol area whose lives have been influenced by Wink and Ruth Tapply and may like to read this book. Thus, it is being published for limited distribution as a fundraiser, in order to aid with the outdoor missions of the Slim Baker Foundation and the Tapply-Thompson Community Center.
Wink was the first Director of Recreation in Bristol from 1945 to 1957. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Slim Baker Foundation from its inception in 1953, until the early 2000s. The support of both organizations has been, and continues to be, a family passion. It seems appropriate for Wink and Ruth to continue to support the mission of each, by using his stories to fund these organizations so dear to his, and to Ruth’s, collective heart. 100% of the proceeds will go to the two organizations. One current consideration is that the proceeds will support the building of a pavilion at the Slim Baker Area to be used by the TTCC for their day camp, scout groups, and for other organizations.
Bus and Wink
Wink and Ruth