Monday, October 3, 2022

Milliron Monday: Doug Hinkle

Abbott "Pete" Smith D.V.M.:  June 16, 1938 - February 22, 2010
Virginia Joyann "Jody" Haley Smith: April 2, 1938 - May 9, 2021
Welcome to Milliron Monday where every Monday we celebrate the legacy of Milliron Farm and Clinic, Dr. Pete and Jody Smith. 

"For Jody and Pete Smith - with gratitude
for your many kindnesses to all the Hinkles."
― Doug Hinkle

The Smith library was home to many noteworthy writers, including Douglas Paddock Hinkle. Their edition of Poetry is You: A Collection of Poems is in good condition. Fastened inside the front cover is a photo of Doug's son, Bart, riding at Milliron Farm. Like all books in the Smith library, this collection of poetry was a treasure, to be kept and revered.  Jody's side-bar notes are included.

From Doug Hinkle's obituary:

Hinkle served in the 3rd Signal Company, 3rd Infantry Division, in WWII. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UVa, Hinkle received the Caballero, Order of the Condor of the Andes award from Bolivia for his work with the U.S. Information Service. Hinkle taught at Ohio University, was named Outstanding Professor of Modern Languages, and published poetry in three languages. A member of several professional associations, he helped found the American Society of Sephardic Studies. He was a prize-winning painter who belonged to the Portrait Society of America and the American Society of Marine Artists. After training in law enforcement, he became a sketch artist and auxiliary policeman with the Athens, Ohio Police Department. An outdoorsman, he greatly enjoyed fishing, hunting, and hiking. 

Hinkle's books are available on AmazonPoetry is You is recommended reading; I was engaged and enjoyed reading each sincere passage.   

Through captivating, powerful, and emotional anecdotes, we celebrate the life of Dr. Abbott P. Smith. His biography takes the reader from smiles to laughter to empathy and tears. Dr. Smith gave us compelling lessons learned from animals; the role animals play in the human condition, the joy of loving an animal, and the awe of their spirituality. A tender and profound look into the life of a skilled veterinarian.


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