Divorced summer of 2012
one ex-wife after 45 years of marriage
two great granddaughters
one great grandson
I started life in a small village in southern Michigan,
as the third of five sons of a factory worker.
At age three my parents moved us five miles south of town into a large two
story stone house on a 32 acre farm.
No running water, no bathroom, wood heat, one light bulb in each room.
My first job was carrying water from the well at age four.
I learned to drive tractor at age six,
gathered eggs, cut hay, milked cows, and cultivated corn.
During High School, I worked evenings stocking shelves and sorting bottles at
The Country Market.
At age 18 I left for the big city to attend Allied Institute of Technology in Chicago.
My first job in Chicago was in a printing shop where they made filmstrips of
announcements and advertisements for movie theaters.
I worked as a mail boy for US Gypsum.
I worked in shipping and later in inspection at the 3M Co. Revere Wollensak tape recorder factory.
I worked as a draftsman for Westinghouse Electric.
I meet Joanne, my little Dutch girl from a farm in northwest Iowa. We soon married
and decided Chicago was no place to live and raise a family.
So we moved back to my hometown in southern Michigan.
I worked as a draftsman at Double A Products, which was acquired by Brown & Sharp.
I worked for Gelman Science as a draftsman and printed circuit board layout.
I worked my way up to Chief Draftsman.
I worked for Ann Arbor Terminals as printed circuit board layout and mechanical designer.
We soon moved 35 miles north into a small house trailer on ten acres of land I bought.
I left Ann Arbor Terminals for a year while I designed and built my own house.
I returned to AA Terminals as an Industrial Engineer in charge of
problem solving on their computer terminal assembly line.
After being let go by AA Terminals,
I got a job as Quality Control Manager in a small machine shop very close to home
where I worked 50 hours a week for the next 20 years.
After working 21 years in the machine shop,
at age 55 I left to spend my time investing in the stock markets.
I am Chief Financial Officer of Make An Impression, Inc.
which I helped my daughter and son-in-law start in the fall of 2002.
I now spend my time working on a number of inventions and trading stocks.
I write computer programs to analyze and test my ideas.
I have a machine shop in my basement where I make and test my inventions.
My investment strategy is to ride gold and silver until it peaks,
probably about 2016.
Stockbridge, MI 49285