Rudeloff to share stories, sign books at library
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On Saturday, from 1-5 p.m., Richard E. Rudeloff, 89-year-young attorney, traveler, historian, author and longtime resident of Beeville, will be at the Joe Barnhart Bee County Library to sign copies of his autobiography The Kaleidoscope I Call My Life.

Already sold out of two printings, The Kaleidoscope I Call My Life has its origins in some 137 journals Richard kept of his travels from Texas to Australia, China, the USSR, and other places around the United States and the world. Every trip, he would study the place as much as possible beforehand, making extensive notes and, when he arrived, would not only see the great sights but meet the people and engage the culture. It is the story of not just a man from Beeville but a citizen of the world. During the trips, he also took note of what he saw and experienced.

As young man, he was drafted into the army in World War II, then came back to Texas and attended Texas A&M, receiving his bachelor’s degree, and then went to the University of Texas where he received a second bachelor’s degree in law and a doctorate in jurisprudence. He proceeded to spend decades practicing law here in South Texas and traveling the world.

Rudeloff wrote his autobiography as a testament to the richness he has felt in his life that can hardly be summed up by a name and two dates on a tombstone. He has a deep desire to help other people do the same. To this end, at the signing, he will share tips and insights with his fellow Beevillians on how to write an autobiography and share library resources on local history and genealogy. Drop in between 1 and 5 p.m. at the Dougherty Room in the Joe Barnhart Bee County Library, get a book signed and learn to tell your story.
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