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Describe the homes you lived in as a child.

Describe the homes you lived in as a child. Butch 454 ½ Second, Webster City, Iowa. (Birth -1949) We lived in an apartment above my grandfather’s auto parts store. My grandparents also had an apartment there as did my Uncle … Continue reading

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Sign Painting

Sign Painting Magic Car Wash In 1965 my grandparents, Arch and Grace Bellamy, traveled from their home in Peterborough, England, to visit my folks in Cedar Rapids. As part of their vacation my folks planned a little road trip for … Continue reading

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Have you ever been in a situation where you thought you might die?

Have you ever been in a situation where you thought you might die? Butch I have had a couple of incidents where I thought I might die. One was when I got injured playing soccer and the other was when … Continue reading

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What is the best job you’ve ever had?

What is the best job you’ve ever had? Butch At Midwest Metal Products I still had a lot of freedom about the way I did things, but all the administrative nightmares were assumed by others. MMP was a “job shop”. … Continue reading

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Describe the homes you’ve lived in as an adult.

Describe the homes you’ve lived in as an adult. 3020 Southland Street SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (1969-1970) Butch: I moved back home from college in 1969 and in March I got a job at Collins Radio in preparation for Karen’s … Continue reading

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What qualities do you most value in your better half?

What qualities do you most value in your better half? Butch It’s early. 4:00 in the morning maybe. The sun is only starting to lighten up the midnight blackness. The increasing light only just gives the tiniest glow to the … Continue reading

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What is the longest project you have ever worked on?

What is the longest project you have ever worked on? When this topic arrived I sent it to Karen to comment on too. She got Johnny-on-the-Spot and knocked out her story in record time. I put it off however. Her … Continue reading

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Morning Wash Up Routine

Morning Wash Up Routine I jokingly like to refer my morning wash up routine as having 3 phases… Phase 1 (in which Doris gets her oats)Decrustation and Jellification: Mr Washrag says hello to his opponent, Mr Stinkum. He breaks up … Continue reading

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What advice do you wish you had taken from your parents?

What advice do you wish you had taken from your parents? Butch I don’t really think that I ignored any advice that my parents gave me. Mostly it was things like be a good person. Pay your bills first. Don’t … Continue reading

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What were your favorite cartoons growing up?

What were your favorite cartoons growing up? Televisions were just becoming popular when I was about five years old (I’m 72 as I write this). One of the first families in the neighborhood to get a TV was Rex and … Continue reading

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