The Thanksgiving when no one showed up

Thanksgiving Day, 1985. For our first Thanksgiving in our new home in Incline Village, Nevada, Bill and I invited Bill’s ski cabin group, San Francisco friends who had been sharing a ski lease at Lake Tahoe for thirteen winters since 1972. Bill and I woke up on Thanksgiving morning to three feet of fresh snow…

William L. McGee launches his new military memoir, Operation Crossroads, Lest We Forget! 1946

Veterans Day – A Day Late

To all military veterans or their children or grandchildren! You don’t have to be a celebrity to write your military memoirs. Preserving your stories about your military service is a priceless gift for your family…but sometimes it takes a checklist to get started. Your free copy of award-winning military historian Bill McGee’s two-page “How To…

If these Mapes champagne glasses could talk

What a surprise from Fedex today… two champagne glasses from Reno’s Mapes estate sent to us by fellow Reno history buffs, Deb Wiger Geraghty and James Stavena. As Bill and I toasted each other with sparkling rose, and wondered whose lips – famous and infamous – had sipped from these glasses, Bill once again told…

Happy Birthday to Bill McGee on his 94th

Click to view “Reno Memories” – a special, 7-min featurette produced by Cloverland for Twentieth Century Fox to accompany Fox’s 2007 re-release on DVD of their 1939 film Charlie Chan in Reno.  Available in the box set, The Charlie Chan Collection, Volume 4.