Monthly Archives: October 2012

High Water Marks

When I was probably about six, I raced into the bathroom while my dad was standing at the sink shaving.  He made the mistake of saying “Did you make it?” and I turned towards him and said “What?”   We … Continue reading

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Job History

Hospital Corps School, United States Navy, San Diego, CA 1956 Radioactive Isotope Therapy School, United States Navy, San Diego, CA 1957-1958 Radioactive Isotope Therapy Laboratory, United States Navy, San Diego, CA 1958-1959 Radioactive Isotope Laboratory, Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland, OR, … Continue reading

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Job Opportunities

My daughter was a year old when I got out of the Navy and I needed to find a job. I applied for a position as a Nuclear Medicine Tech at the University of Washington in Seattle, Sacred Heart in … Continue reading

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Apiary School 1949

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Rainier – 1915

This is what the school looked like when I was in grade school (the large building just above the word “foto”.   The Methodist church is to the right of the school, across the bridge and up the hill.  I … Continue reading

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Checkers

We lived with my mother’ folks when I was ten and my Grandpa had a chess set.  I learned the basic moves by reading the directions that were in the box and then I badgered him into playing me a … Continue reading

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Memories of Jim

Mornin’,  One of my school chums died last week and I sent his daughters an e-mail and I thought you might enjoy it.  It has occured to me that a letter from an old friend telling stories about their dad … Continue reading

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Swiming

I lived too high up the hill to learn to swim when I was little.  We had a creek but it was too shallow for swimming except for the spring runoff and then it was a raging torrent.  We moved … Continue reading

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Apiary Boys

This was the 1925-1926 school year.

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Monterey Bay

I was able to go to conferences every three or four years when I worked at the hospital.  The trips were in some way like a retreat and I enjoyed having a few days off at the company’s expense.  I … Continue reading

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