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Jim Hudson with Jim Casey

Jim Hudson was an aerospace engineer with the Rockwell Space Operations Company at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre in Houston, Texas, and like Jim and Myrtle Casey, was a resident of Dickinson, Texas, near Galveston Bay. Though he had five children and six grandchildren, Jim still found time to devote to freelance writing assignments.

In 1979, Jim wrote a book detailing the history of Dickinson and its surrounding area (Dickinson – Taller Than the Pines) and also wrote for trade magazines.

When Jim and Myrtle Casey approached him with the idea of chronicling the exploits of the seven Casey brothers in a book, Jim agreed. The outcome was a happy one for the author and his wife Lillian who gained two charming friends for life. That alone, said Jim, was ample reward for the hours spent in writing this book.