I was born in Spencer the year of 1941. I grew up and spent 13 years in the Spencer Fire Station. I then moved to Sac City, Iowa and then to Perry, Iowa. I worked as marketing services director for Wallace's Farmer magazine while living in Perry. I was a caregiver to my first wife from 1982 until her death in 1995. She suffered from a slow growing brain tumor.
After spending almost 10 years as a widower I chose to make a move to the Philippines and marry a very nice Filipina lady with four children. I have lived here since then and spend my time writing and researching my past. I am in good health thanks to my caring wife, Evelyn. I have diabetes and in 2004 had a toe removed as a result of the diabetic condition. It is now under control as is my blood pressure and cholesterol level thanks to my wife's knowledge of Chinese medication that I take.
I have wanted to share many things that I have experienced in my 70 plus years and thank the Spencer Daily Reporter for allowing me to do just that in the Blog section of their paper By the way I named my autobiography is "One Toe in Heaven ... and the rest in the Kitchen." I also refer to it as LILAGCS -- "Life Is Like A Grilled Cheese Sandwich."