Donald, it’s an honor to know someone that knew someone that knew Charles Lindbergh! That’s quite a story.
As far as three pointing the airplane, I try to do that on the grass. I’ve tried on hard surface but it’s not pretty. My now deceased friend, Captain Chuck Downey, who flew Helldivers in WWII off the USS Ticonderoga, three pointed no matter where he landed. It was always pretty! He said, “always three point it. Why prolong the agony!” Just get it close to the ground and keep pulling that stick back. It will feel like you are going to point the nose straight up. To practice, take her to altitude and do power off stalls. Hold that stick all the way back and she will just mush straight ahead all the way to the ground.
Like you, I always try for a tail low wheel landing on the hard stuff. Captain called that the “backside of the mains.” To me, a tail low wheel landing is perfectly acceptable. I hope this helps. Jim.