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hd.jpg (12160 bytes)        The handsome devil to the left is me.  The photo has only been touched up a little but the make-up was tough to get off.

Over the past 55 years, I have held a number of different jobs:    

  • Trapper

  • Stock boy 

  • Ditch digger

  • Grease monkey

  • Mechanic

  • Truck driver

  • Short order cook

  • Salvage diver

  • Teacher

  • Statistician

  • Electrical Engineer

  • Retired Bum

All but the last two took place between the ages of 10 and 24.  At 24, the University of Missouri got tired of me and finally gave me a couple of degrees that say I am an engineer.  Since then I have spent my time designing and building various electronic gadgets for military vehicles, mostly aircraft.  Most of the Navy aircraft flying today have some avionics on board that I had some hand in designing and building.  Strangely enough, most of it works.  At 63 I retired, never to work again.






Somewhere along the way I acquired two sons; Sean and Mike.












More recently, Sean (on the left above) provided me with my first granddaughter, Kayla.













And this is my new home.  We just moved in April, 2006.  It's a great place.  There is no grass to mow or leaves to rake, no property taxes, no grouchy neighbors (not for long, anyway), and the weather is always warm.