I’m happy to turn the page over to long-time reader & commenter, John R.
Happy Birthday, John!
I have a very important announcement. Today, June 1, I am 90 NINETY years old!
I have lived through the following presidential administrations;
Harding Coolidge Hoover Roosevelt Truman
Eisenhower Kennedy Johnson Nixon Ford
Carter Reagan Bush Clinton Bush Obama
Which one was the best? “I Like Ike”.
It was a very pleasant and peaceful 8 years. Unlike the previous years of wars and unemployment.
There were many teaching jobs because the country was now booming with kids. Many of my exGI friends became teachers after spending 4 or more years in college under the GI Bill. But spending years in college was not for me. I got a job in China, then Jpan and finally Alaska. Alaska was great!
TV was coming into its own and many of the ex-GIs who went to tech school now was busy setting up new TV stations and maintaining them.
Flying was becoming very important. It was a great and pleasant experience to take a trip. I was fortunate to have flown on most of the airlines. Between Anchorage and the East Coast NorthWest used a double decker. I cannot remember the name. (Getting senile) It had a bar downstairs and you could go down and make your trip even more enjoyable. The airlines started flying jets at the end of the 50s and flying has not been as good since.
So many things have happened in my life time. I could never write about them all here. I have written a history of my family starting from the 1600 and ending in 1958. I wrote it for my descendants and for my many cousin’s descendants. I had it printed at a large printing company in Silicon Valley. The owner called me and said that when they get my books printed could he print one for himself. That told me that I would not have to be embarassed giving it as a gift to others rather than just my relatives.
So if any of you would like a book, contact Bruce for my address or e-mail address. There is NO charge.