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Day 03 – Your parents



My parents were married in 1955. I was born in 1957 and my brother in 1960.


My father attended Catherman’s Business School where he learned typing and shorthand, which led him to becoming a clerk with Army serving in Okinawa, Japan during the Korean conflict. He attending college on the GI Bill, then went to work as a stenographer for the federal government while applying for teaching jobs in the Washington, DC area. He worked as a teacher, and held 2 other part-time jobs while obtaining his MBA from the University of Maryland, and supporting a family.


He’s now 79, and a retired Vocational Supervisor for the county Board of Education where we live. Now he hunts, has 2 gardens in the summer, and helps out his friends around their homes doing little fix-up projects they’re no longer able to do. I hope I am so active if I reach his age.


My mother died ten years ago from the effects of her radiation treatments for a malignant brain tumor. She worked as a secretary/bookkeeper for a local retail business, then a car dealership. Though she had many health problems including high blood pressure and rheumatoid arthritis, she never let it stop her from doing what she wanted.


She was my best friend, and greatly missed.



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