I was raised in Roundup, Montana to my coal miner father and school teacher mother. I graduated Assumption Abbey HS in 1962 and tried Western Montana College but dropped out. I then joined the Navy in 1963, making it a career and retiring in 1985 as a Chief Aerographer. Since that time I’ve worked in Alaska for Fairweather Forecasting as a forecaster and expeditor/weather observer on the North Slope of Alaska, in Houston, Texas as a meteorologist for Universal Weather and Aviation...retiring in 2001, and for 10 years resided in Hernando, Florida (Citrus County). I now reside in Land O Lakes, Florida with Martha, who is my best friend and love of my life. I have 2 sons Dan and Chris, a daughter Yvonne, 2 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Thank you God.