We love our children, and see the future of America not just in our children's hopes and dreams, but also the children in our Alaskan communities. My wife Karen is an artist who paints both heaven and nature. As an ordained Pastor, she paints "the Word of God" and teaches at women's conferences and in the mission field. She also prays for Nursing Home residents, and her and my children had a ministry visiting, with gifts, cards, prayers and edible treats, for wounded war veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. The father of two. They blessed us with 12 grand children and two more adopted through marriages. The oldest a married U.S. Marine, two future doctors; one recently married her High School sweetheart and he is going into the USAF Honor Guard. One soon to be married will be a future race car driver or Real Estate magnet, and the younger eight I hope will be able to live life to their fullest, in my America. As a disable veteran; I'm a Life Member of the Veteran's of Foreign Wars (VFW), a member of the American Legion, AMVETS, and I support the DAV. But more important... I love Alaska-it's the greatest state in America. Last, I-M an ordinary citizen, I'm your neighbor.
Never stop doing, searching and discovering that your dreams and passions can come true. Don't stop loving and living your life to its fullest. I'll NEVER retire, until I die; I-M semi-retired. I take the "road less traveled!" For 68 years I've been a diehard Classic car lover, owner and builder; I've seen dreams come true, and passions reverse the course of the future.
I believe each generation needs to pass to the next generation a purpose for living; what the "Greatest Generation" passed down to me was "GOD, Country and Family." We were taught to respect our parents, grandparents, teachers, police officers, and each other. We learned morals, compassion, hard work, giving, standing up for what's right matters. WE loved America AND, everything it stood for. Initiative (I-M); doing what's right, even without being asked.
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