Here's my story, and I'm sticking to it:
Linda and I have been together since high school.
Linda and I arrived at Webb, AFB Texas with our four-year-old son John, and departed holding our new daughter Launa in our arms.
Later, as a result of that tour I got command of a supply squadron at McChord AFB, WA. We retired from that assignment in 1988, as a Lt Colonel. Other assignments included Hill AFB, Utah - 1550 ATTW, McClellan AFB, CA - 41 RWRW, Scott AFB, IL - HQ ARRS/23AF.
I began looking for a civilian flying job, but was unemployed for a few weeks in early 1989. Then I got hired by Horizon Airlines, a Seattle based commuter, as a copilot on the DeHaviland Dash 8. This was also when John moved to Chicago and Launa went to college. We were Empty Nesters!
After a few months with Horizon, I was picked up by United Airlines where I continued until retirement in 2003. During that time I flew their Boeing 727, as a Second Officer (Flight Engineer); 737, 757, and 767 as a First Officer; and then the 737 and Airbus 320 as a Captain. I enjoyed the work and was not ready to retire at the mandatory age 60. We were usually based at SFO, but I also held bids in SEA and JFK. After a couple of years with United in San Francisco, Linda and I decided to return to the Pacific Northwest. We've been in the same house since 1991.
John lives in Lacey, WA, about an hour drive south of us near Olympia. He works for a company called "Watchmegrow.com", in Tech Support. He's a computer guy and an entrepreneur. He's hosting our website. Here's a picture of him at Big Spring; and another of him last summer at Roche Harbor, WA, along with my two girlfriends.
Here is our favorite picture from our 2007 Mediteranian Cruise, and a picture of Jacob and Leah in our Nations Capital.
And here's another picture of our 2007 cruise, this is me at Kusadasi (we have over 500 pictures we can show you when you come by the house for a visit):
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