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I was born and raised in Kern County, California. My wife and I were high school sweethearts, married young, and have spent 60 years making each other happy. Well, at least, I have no complaints. She might have a couple. We have three living children and lost a 24-year old son, Michael, in a motorcycle accident. Our son, Sky, is the oldest and an attorney in Portland, Oregon. The oldest daughter, Cheryl, is a court reporter, also in Portland, and the youngest daughter, Laura, is in real estate in Ventura, California. We have 4 grandsons, 3 granddaughters, 2 great grandsons, and a great granddaughter; all are the joys of our life. After a brief time working in electronics, I joined the Kern County Fire Department and retired after 31 years as Chief Deputy Fire Chief. My wife and I both retired in 1994 and spend our time with hobbies, traveling, and the family. It's a wonderful life. The publishing of my first book, TIN LIZARD TALES: REFLECTIONS FROM A TRAIN, is probably the single most exciting event of my life (except for meeting Carol).