Gary and Liz at the 40th Reunion
Live in Bozeman, Omaha, Greeley
(Colorado) and Marysville (Washington).
We keep active with hiking, cross-country skiing, running, swimming, etc. As
I reduce may commitment at the university we are enjoying more international
travel, pleasure reading, attending plays, concerts, sports events, etc. and
spending more time with friends. Retirement is looking better and better and
closer and closer.
I remember so many things about Minnetonka that it is hard to single out one
or two. I am grateful to the many excellent teachers who prepared us well
for college and careers. I may have hated the assignments from Chisholm at
the time, but I have appreciated them often since.
I learned so much from the coaches that
has been valuable in a variety of ways. But the one thing that I will
probably never forget is the Minnetonka-U High basketball game in the
tournament senior year. We did not have a great season (maybe an
understatement) and U High was undefeated. With fellow seniors John Purdy,
Bruce Peik, Willy Skadsburg, Rick Black, Bruce McKinley, Steve Kokesh and
Dick Peters, we all played our best game of the season. Willy held U High's
star in check, and McKinley hit the winning shot. The local newspaper called
me a "6'5" jumping giant." I still have the clipping for my kids to read,
but I think they still don't believe it! Frankly, either do I.