- His legend precedes him, the way lightning precedes thunder.
A design engineer for Martin Marietta during the major Space Program years, and then some...I remember him getting us up to watch all the launches - launches that he had played a part in. A veritable wealth of information on just about everything (I told you he was the most interesting man in the world) - there isn't anything I, or my children, have ever called and asked him that he doesn't know the answer to. An enchantment with the old Southwest and his beloved Native American tribes - he and my Mom have taken my children on countless trips and he has tried to pass on much of what he knows to them. We like to say around here, "He knows some shit about some stuff", and that's for sure! And, you should see his rose garden! I don't think there is anything he can't do, and do it well!
He even got them to serve him a drink at the Z-Gallerie in Las Vegas, which is quite impossible for the average man, as they only sell home furnishings!
Two of his seven grand kids (my son and daughter, from 4 and 6 years old, until a few years ago), and his two great grand babies (Brooke, and Landen).
Happy, happy birthday, Dad! I may have to miss this one, but I'll be home for Father's Day this year, and we can drink that margarita I will miss tonight, then - have one for me anyway - XOXOXO