The Early Years

The Early Years


The Early Years were the mid to late 70's, when I was adjusting to life outside the rehab center. I'm not sure why I included these pictures except that I recently collected these from long-time friends.

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Here's a news flash.... anything that has wheels will roll, and anything that is designed to tip (like a wheelchair), will tip. Therefore, never take a wheelchair out on a raft. But if you do, make sure you go with very good friends like Bruce and Dan.

I've always loved boating and exploring. Here I am with my friend Bruce exploring some Florida mangrove. Bruce and I ended up traveling in many countries on many types of boats ranging from dug out canoes to a Chinese Junk.

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Sometimes we played a little too hard and weren't quite careful enough. This picture was taken in the Florida Keys after the tide came in.

I loved diving off diving boards ­ actually, I was throne off diving boards.

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This was a rather peaceful place..I believe it was Dolphine Island, off the coast of Alabama.

Here's a cold weather photo of me at Five Islands. Maine

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Here's Bruce trying to dig us out of some Guatemala mud. The truck on the right is a German half-track used by the Guatemalan fire department. They pulled us out of the mud.

I am embarrassed to say I was one of the culprits responsible for this bounty taken from the Florida Keys. This was my first snorkeling experience and I had no knowledge of diving protocol except what I saw on TV. On TV I saw Jacque Cousteau collect all sorts of things from the sea; at the time I didn't realize how terribly wrong that was. When I learned to scuba dive, I learned from enlightened instructors that it is never acceptable to take anything from the ocean floor.

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Stopher Hall 25 Year Reunion


Some of my extended family.

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After meeting in Stopher Hall some 25 years ago, these friends reunited at the Campbell home.

Below we have, left to right, Erica, Gladys, Nan-O, Pammy, and Catrina.

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Someone clue me in.....who are these cute kids?

Back row, left to right, John, Bruce, and Dennis

Front row: Geno and Billy

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Looks like, left to right, Laura, Devin, Pammy, Cassi and .....someone fill me in

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Ellen and kids below, but who is that above?

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Below, we have, left to right, Wendy, Bruce, Ellen, and Dennis.

Center, we have Geno and .......hmmm, who is that?

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