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This Blog site is setup to share some of what is most important to me. Plus, I’d like to share some of the insights I’ve learned “along the way” (Jacob 4:2).  In my heart, I’m just a Mormon boy with a testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ and the restored Gospel. But, I have also lived an extraordinary and enjoyable life, and I want to share some of the highlights. I have so many good memories.

 

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area.  At age 19, I was called to serve a two year Full-Time Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon).  Afterwards, I joined the United States Air Force and served tours in England, Southeast Asia, and Germany.  I separated from the service long enough to attend and graduate from Brigham Young University.  Afterwards, I reentered the Air Force and served as a Foreign Affairs Officer.  I lived and traveled in many countries (Far East, Western Europe and the Middle/Near East).  I retired after serving 24 years on active duty.

 

I have been privileged to be married to two wonderful women.  Sadly, my first wife (Jenny) passed away suddenly after 15 years of marriage, and I was a single parent for the next 6 years.  I was fortunate to find another sweet companion (Kathy), and we have been married now for more than 26 years.  I am proud to be the father of 10 children and 28 grandchildren.

 

Today, Kathy and I are blessed to live in a beautiful home nestled in a peaceful agricultural mountain valley located in Central Utah, USA.  We have fulfilling work which we enjoy; plus, for the sake of our animals, we cultivate, we plant, we irrigate, we grow, we feed and we raise.  In our valley, there are many good hard working people who are our friends and with whom we share similar values.  Our property is actually located on county lands (not in a town), and we are surrounded by open farmlands.  Our valley has a rich and celebrated pioneer heritage.  Our summer months are filled with community sponsored memorial events, festivals, parades, and rodeos. The nearby cities and towns are small, but they do provide us with the essential shopping and business necessities.  If we need more, we can always shop on-line; or, we can plan a short one hour drive to one of the larger cities along the Wasatch Front.  Life is good!

We “…write a few words …which will give our children …a small degree of knowledge concerning us” …hoping they “will receive them with thankful hearts, and look upon them that they may learn with joy …that they may know that we knew of Christ” and had hope in Him “and worship the Father in His name.”

Book of Mormon, Jacob 4:2-5

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