Major: Biological Sciences
Most memorable Keystone moment:
Being inducted into the Keys Honorary Society
What are you doing now?
Retired from teaching children of military personnel overseas. Served in Fontainebleau, France 5 years, Tokyo, Japan, 2 years, Oxford, England 30 years. Living in Woodstock, England. Hobbies: Writing memoirs, genealogy, collecting and restoring oil paintings, writing family history, summers in France, autumns in USA and if I find time, building model airplanes. Past President, Overseas Federation of Teachers, American Federation of Teachers. I am Chairman of the Woodstock Action Group. Our remit is to preserve the character and environment of this charming and historic town from over zealous developers.
Most interesting life experience:
Having travelling to over 40 different countries in Europe, the Near and Far East and having lived in 3 of them. This was a life-long ambition fulfilled but I still have a touch of wanderlust.
Married to Nancy Gaskins from Hopewell VA . We were married in a French ceremony in the Fontainebleau Town Hall by the Mayor. I think we're married because it was all in French! We have two children, daughter Lynne 40, born in Tokyo, son Flynn 38 born in Oxford. A grandson, Braden 5. He and mother, Lynne live in Minneapolis where she works for Target Corp. Son works in computers locally in UK.
What you hope to be doing in the future?
Staying alive and healthy!
Message to the students of today:
When things look bleak and depressing, perk up, persevere and persist. It will pay off in the long run.