This is my Father seated on one of the Catapillers he operated over his 52 year career building roads, fills and working in the quarry for Fremont County, Iowa.
This is my Father with one of the prehistoric artifacts he uncovered working the Fremont County Quarry. This is a portion of a tusk from a Mammoth Elephant. In addition he found Sabre Tooth Tiger remains as well as undersea creatures. Many of his finds were donated to the museum in Lincoln, Nebraska and a few are in the Fremont County Museum in Sidney, Iowa.
This is my Father at around 27 or so. I remember the suit and tie which he wore at his wedding to my Mother and to funerals. I think he was a handsome man but his kindness and love are what I remember most. He worked hard all his life. He provided as best he could for his family. I remember most his love of flowers. He gardened to help feed us and there were always rows of Gladiolias planted with the vegetables. He created a Glad that was actually black. It, like him was a contradiction. I still miss him so very much.
This is my Father toward the end of his working career for Fremont County. I believe it was hard work that kept him young and healthy. He lived to be 86 years old.