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My dad was an aircraft mechanic in the Navy. He met a man who trained pilots when he was stationed at Dallas and they became great friends. This man took my dad up for flying lessons and to this day, … more

Looking Back on 2018

In spite of a highly polarized and partisan political environment in 2018, Congress actually had a surprisingly productive year. On the heels of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law by the … more

What do they really mean?

In becoming a bona fide “Senior Citizen,” I have acquired, in part, a new language. It may be helpful for younger generations to learn the meaning of some of the new words, phrases and … more

More flying stories

My dad was an aircraft mechanic in the Navy. He met a man who trained pilots when he was stationed at Dallas and they became great friends. This man took my dad up for flying lessons and to this day, … more

My dad visited during jump school week. When he told me he was planning to visit me I knew that would be the perfect week for him. I started planning right away because I knew exactly what I wanted … more

Halloween is a bit different for us this year. I always knew our family costume themes would have to end eventually, but it is still a little sad to think about. I usually start planning the next … more

One last drive

In 1960, when I was 14 years old, my dad made a major change in his career. He had, for many years, been primarily a farmer and secondarily an insurance man, but made the decision to retire from … more

Tall tales of the trunk

This trifle is written in response to a letter from my brother Stan regarding a trunk refinished by him and his son Jeffrey for Jeffrey to take to college in Virginia.. Stan acquired the trunk from … more
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