How I Got Here
I was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dec. 1, 1946, literally
on the banks of the Rio Grande, in a motel. Moved to California in the
1960s. Met and married Anita Wolf (Meyers) in 1969. We traveled around a
bit, then moved to Florida where we lived from
1979 to 2016. Together we have one offspring and
five from Anit'a first marriage. I used to tell people I was so lazy I married a woman who
already had five kids. I cant say kids, anymore, since
some of them are grandparents themselves.
Went to work full-time at 13. Worked all kinds of jobs since then. Let's just say that, among other things, I know how to shoe a horse and scrape a boat hull. Served an apprenticeship for plastic injection mold making. Did every other kind of machine work from jig and fixture building to prototyping and machine rebuilding. Last shop gig was with Tropicana Products in the early 1980s.
I switched hats again during a recession in 1981-82 when machining jobs dried up in Florida. I got a job with the Anna Maria Islander newspaper, where I advanced from photographer to editor.
My last gainful employment was with Signs Now Corporation. I was with them for 19 years before returing and moving to Athens, Ala. Nowadays I grow tomatoes and handle home cooking chores, since Anita has retired from kitchen work. When there's time, I write.
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Last update 09/3/2017