Fifty years ago on graduation night I never thought about attending a 50 year High School Reunion but now that more than 50 years have passed I am looking forward to catching up with everyone.
After graduation I immediately went to work for Dr. Tarasen in his Dental Laboratory in Arvin. I suppose I mastered my craft well and after working for a few more Labs I opened my own business in 1965. I served on the Southern CA Dental Laboratory Board of Directors for 10 years and that gave me the opportunity to meet other successful technicians in my field. I am still working in the lab but now I am a one man operation, only working 6:00am - 3:00pm. four days a week.
I still enjoy swimming, building small wooden projects, assembling an HO scale train layout for our grandsons and taking classical guitar lessons.
My wife Pat and I have a son Allen who is also working in the Dental Lab field and living in Bakersfield and a daughter Natalie who has just launched her online business Mypaperdolz.com. She has two sons Russell 8 ½ and Dustin 6 ½ and they live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Pat is still teaching at her studio Centre Stage Dance and Performing Arts and enjoying the clog dance conventions.
The last 50 have been a good life building process. There has been some difficult times but life has and continues to be good.