Today is Don's birthday - so thought I'd share 5 random things about him. We met 50 years ago next month- isn't that amazing? He was 19 and I was 17. He had just moved to Alaska from Wisconsin to work at the new pulp mill to earn money to go back to college. The wages were a lot higher in Alaska - almost 4 times as much as in Wisconsin.
He's a strong man, a good man, honest and true.
Just over three years ago he had open heart surgery to repair the Mitral Valve, damaged from birth ( 7 1/2 hour surgery). One year later, to the day, he was in a 5K walk/run, along with our grandson Jahn-Zyel and several co-workers (they all wore blue shirts). (Don, blue hat, Jahn, little guy next to him). He finished the race and then the next year he did it again and came in third - only beat out by two 30 year old women.
He loves his family - our son Rusty (Donald Jr.) and grandson Donnie (Donald III)- three generations of Donnies
And his family loves him!
Awww Dadoo I love you!!
He loves to ride the merry-go-round with his grandsons - here he is with Ben
And Jahn-Zyel - at the NW WA Fair a couple years ago.
He is my life!