Monthly Archives: December 2021

What were the first years of your marriage like?

What were the first years of your marriage like? Butch When Karen and I decided to get married I was working at a low paying sign painter’s job that wouldn’t support the two of us. Karen was in college. I … Continue reading

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What were your childhood Christmases like?

What were your childhood Christmases like? Butch I remember my childhood Christmases quite fondly. They usually involved us kids getting up to open our presents, sitting around in our pajamas. Once we opened our presents we would play with them … Continue reading

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What was Christmas like when your kids were young?

What was Christmas like when your kids were young? Butch Karen started one Christmas tradition early and it was one of my very favorites. Sometime in November or December she would start getting the kids to draw a picture for … Continue reading

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Flying in a helicopter

Flying in a helicopter Butch For a couple of years before I started working for the Department of Planning and Redevelopment at the City of Cedar Rapids in 1972, I had been developing a keen interest in photography. So shortly … Continue reading

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What are your favorite memories of your children growing up?

What are your favorite memories of your children growing up? Butch I have two memories of my kids that are particular favorites of mine. With Lance it was the time we spent in the Boy Scout movement. With Wendy it … Continue reading

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How did you celebrate your 30th birthday?

How did you celebrate your 30th birthday? Butch I don’t recall doing anything in particular on my 30th birthday. We may have gone out for dinner or something but I don’t remember doing it. I checked my yearly calendars to … Continue reading

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Describe your personal fashion style.

Describe your personal fashion style. Butch I was not going to answer this topic but my daughter Wendy wanted me to write about it and even named one memory that she particularly wanted to hear about, my homemade bell bottom … Continue reading

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