I married Ann while in college at UW and started a family early in life. Our son Chris and his son, Blaze, live in Madison, Wisconsin. Our other son Nat and wife Anne reside in San Carlos, California with two sons, Parker and Julian.
Dad and I along with his fishing buddy, drove across the state one Saturday morning to Waseca, Minnesota to pick up Dad’s new boat at Herters. I had selected a red and white runabout with fins from the catalog, but dad chose a 12’ drab olive green boat with bench seats. Outfitted with a bulky 10 H.P. Mercury engine it was the bees knees of happiness and adventure on the water.