Don Morgan My Autobiography
The place was Lancaster General Hospital. The date was July 7, 1934. An historical event was in the offing. Donald E.Morgan was an impending doom. Contrary to my parents' wishes, I impended. Yes I did.
When I was three years old, our Yankee neighbors circulated a petition to have me deported from the city of Lancaster and the county of Lancaster and the state of Pennsylvania. With some reservation the Commonwealth of Virginia allowed my folks to bring me here. I attended elementary school at exotic places: Clinchburg, Hankle, and Glade Spring. School officials kept moving me around. Even then, I was treated as a young Rodney Dangerfield. I got no respect! I graduated from Glade Spring High School. I attended, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory and Henry College. Where I majored in English and minored in Spanish and psychology.
My first year's teaching was at Damascus High School during the '56-'57 session. I moved to the Saltville School System and taught for Lo, these thirty-two years, before retiring in June of 1989.
Most of the high points in my life are family related. On December 22, 1957, Jeraldine Helton and I were happily joined in marriage at the First Christian Church in Saltville. Then on December 21. 1958, our daughter Sarah was born. Lisa, our other lovely daughter, was born on February 8, 1962. The happiest moments of our lives, as most of you grandparents know, was when our lovely granddaughters Hillary and Rachel were born. The love of a grandparent, just has to be experienced before one can really understand how great it really is.
Crappie fishing has been my principal outdoor activity. Hunting and loafing are both a very close second.
Our church is very important to all of us in the Morgan family. Jeraldine and I are both members of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Saltville. We both have served in various offices in our church over the years.
One of the most enjoyable things in my life is amateur radio! The day I got my call letters KD4JDI was a great day for me! Since that day I have doubled my friendship circle. As a matter of fact, I have this web page because three of my amateur friends did this for me out of the goodness of their enlarged hearts. Don Jones (N4TN), Eddie Treadway (N4CPU), and Victor Langley (KE4TTY) are the culprits! As Gomer Pyle from the Andy Griffith Show would say, "Thankee, thankee, thankee!"
Don Morgan *KD4JDI*
Also known as:
"World's Greatest Crappie Fisherman"
(no, thats not spelled 'crappy')
I'm not cheap but I will call ball games, square dances, ham fests or perform exorcisms at large...
Last Modified: April 16, 2000