i could write a book , sooooo many stories !
a brief :
usn upon grad. lost leg while active duty (no war stories here.....unless your buying the beer)
rehab. by va .... sorta worked. started tri-c &
was good till #1 passed (susanne fischer) artist
free spirt & forever gone, tried hitch hiking for a yr. found myself in houston tx. ..............worked as carpenter & met a big mc club. occupied myself and was lucky not to get my ticket punched . lived in my truck down on padre island for nearly a yr. later.
went back to tri-c & recieved assoc. in applied science. married
#2 , got a real job early 70's
(piping design & engineering model building ) this is before 3-d and computers. what a great job ! they took my pencils away and gave me auto-cad. spent 20+ yrs as senior piping designer. patty was discovered to have brain aneurism & i
quit work to care for my bride of 30 yr's , she passed 2 yr's after the surgries and therapies. i still find it difficult. she was a beautiful loving person. today i find peace in my hobbies, woodworking, antique motorcycle functions and fishing.