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PO Box 311
Munford, AL 36268
Phone: (256) 283-9575 (cell)
Entry from August 5, 2008:
We finally have an empty nest, almost, our
youngest daughter, Michel is in college - wow , it is expensive!!
Peggy and I attended Becky’s funeral—it
was good to see some of our classmates but a sad occasion. I hope that the
next meeting will be to celebrate some event.
I have thought about retirement, but when I
look at the list Peggy has for me to do, I think work is easier. So, like
some of you, I am semi-retired, which means I do the easy stuff and leave
the hard stuff to the kids. I am considering making a “Bucket List” but I am
not as old as some of you-I am just 64!
After high school, I attended Ole Miss for one year and then transfered to St. Louis Univ.
where I finished with a BS in Aerospace Engineering. By this time I was married with two
boys and headed to my first assignment in the Air Force. I completed 5 years in the Air
Force which took me all over the world as a C-141 pilot, one tour in Viet Nam and finished
as a combat instructor pilot.
My first real job was working for Martin Marietta Aerospace in Orlando. Then Bell
Aerospace in N.O.L.A where I joined the Air Force Reserves and flew C-130's for four years
before my hatred of the Air Force was greater than my love of flying. My next job was
working with Monsanto which prepared me for my next career. Several years later I found
myself fired from my job, divorced, and with four kids. At this point I turned to God for
divine help which lead me in to starting my first business.
With God's blessing, our company has grown to over 200 employees with world wide sales. My
sons and my son-in-law all work with me in creating new products that challenge our
With more free time I am now pursuing my real passion working with some overseas
missionaries traveling to mainly South American countries. We also work with several
children's homes. My second wife, Peggy, and I have been married over 20 years and enjoy
traveling with our 16 year old daughter.