Joey's Christmas

Eighty-seven-year-old Tom Hutchison is a first-time author of a fictional story. His lifetime experience includes living with sixty-four first cousins and eight siblings and being a father of eight, with sixteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He graduated from University of Wisconsin, School of Journalism.

Tom Hutchison's career covered over a half century in newspapers, commercial television, cable, and promotion. After retirement, Tom spent several years as a consultant to Native American Tourism of Wisconsin (NATOW) and the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA). He also served as chairman of the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame. He was active in the formation of the Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee and was involved in Bart Starr's Rawhide Boys Ranch. He authored an autobiography, The Land of Milk & Money, and went on to publish Hunters, Loggers & Bootleggers based on his family's 132-year consecutive trips to Wisconsin's Northwoods for the deer-hunting season.

Tom Hutchison met many colorful characters. Included in his lifetime rewards was the chance to participate in the giant family filled with music, love, reunions, births, weddings, and yes, heartbreaks.

--Tom Hutchison