Back Row, L-R: Steve, me, Joe, Linda; Front Row, L-R: Shirley, mom, dad, Al
My father died in 2009. He was an inspector for Allis Chalmers and then for Precision Components. My mother is retired from Standard Register. I am the oldest. Joe passed away in 2014; Shirley completed her nursing degree in 2014 and is now a registered nurse; Al is a retired veteran and U.S. Marshall; Linda is personnel manager at K-Mart, York, PA, where she has worked since high school; Steve is a truck driver.
I grew up in rural Pennsylvania in the piedmont, not far from Amish country and the Susquehanna River, on a 12 acre truck farm, where my father raised homing pigeons.