Dad was raised on a farm, and learned the value of hard work early in life. He was very skilled at many jobs. He built a wooden playhouse for us girls, turned a closet into a bathroom, and added a room onto a trailer home. He even grew nine-foot tall tomato plants!
While in the Air Force, Dad dreamed of building air strips, which led to his degree in civil engineering. Instead of air strips, though, he designed bridges, becoming Chief Bridge Engineer for Hennepin County. He used a slide rule before the move to calculators and finally computers.
Dad married Mom in 1954. Their enduring love and commitment to each other has been a shining example to all around them.
In our house, Dad was the quiet voice of reason amidst the clamor of four women. Dad always kept track of everything important using his pocket calendar and files. My favorite family times were the summer vacations he planned to sights all around the northern U.S. and Canada.
In later years, Dad began new hobbies: painting carving and piano playing. However, his wife and family are his greatest joys. I am so blessed he is my dad!
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In addition: Copyright-free images of adding machine, bridge blueprints, slide rule; CU piano; Extracted eagle my dad carved (sitting in front of painting he painted); Vacation photos: extracted photo of US Capitol Building; Babe the Big Blue Ox at Paul Bunyan Land, Brainerd, MN; Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. To go along with this layout, I wrote a tutorial on navigating in PSE. You can read it here.