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Born in the Old Saint Mary Hospital, that is a Caring? Home for the Elderly Now in
Scottsbluff, to a Loving Mother, J. June Kenzy, Right after I was a gleam in My real Fathers
eye He Enlisted in the Army, Never returned to Mom and I, to Start Another Clan in
Denver Colorado.  (Update) Found out The Family Deserter is living in Mexico as of 1998.  When I was 3 Yrs Mom married Dad, Bob Saathoff, Dad Passed away
in 1988.  Was at Guard Camp, Said a Prayer that I will see him when I get There.
Wished I would have been there to Remind Him that I Love Him.
I was always small for my age, 4 FT 8 in  98 Lbs when I Graduated from Gering
Senior High School, at first when I was teased about my size id become angry, always was told by Mom and Dad that Dynamite comes in small packages, eventually laughed the teasing off, would tell them
the Weather is much cooler down here.  Wasn't popular in School, Did play Football for
the Gering Blue and Gold, played right end, no problem catching the ball, but dam the
the other team it was like getting hit by a Freight Train when they could catch Me.
Wrestled in the 95 Lb class, Made Third in State Senior Year.  The same year I got caught
for raiding the girls locker room and Running their Undies up the School flag pole : )
After graduation I went to Phoenix Arizona to bum around some, in My 1952 Anglia, that's
an English Ford, Canary Yellow, a real eye catcher.  After 8 months, received a letter
from Mom, said she found a letter in Snail Mail box, I Was Drafted, well came home, went
to Denver for the Physical, light in the Pants they told me, didn't go, Started working for
Lockwood Graders, which a few years later become a Company then later Incorporated
The Draft tried agin, This time they sat a pile of Records in front of all us not so Anxious
Characters Cut the pile in Four piles, one is Army one Navy one Air force and one Marines.
1968 Started Reading Names
Mine was in the Army pile, so off I went to the Bravo Bears in Ft. Lewis Washington,
Bravo Bears B 4 1 was my Platoon in Boot camp, learned some stuff to include how to sleep
standing up in Formation.  All in all wasn't to bad came out a PFC, went to Ft Ord California
to learn morris Code (O5B) went to FT Gordon Georgia to learn how to Peck the Keyboard
(O5C) came out typing 45 wpm and SP4 I despise Typing that today, Im a peck the keys
two fingers now, guess I only do what is Necessary, Came home for a few days met
a Girl that wanted to hitch me up before Going to Vietnam, nope maybe after, well we
did in Feb. 1970, I was out of the Army Clan, Joined the Week End Warrior Clan, went back to Lockwood to work, we was Foster Parents for 2 1/2 Yrs, Id went to Drinking heavily and she divorced me in 1974, back to chasing skirts and Went Active Army agin, in a few Years after being a  Drill instructor got fed up with Baby sitting young Recruits came out back to the Guards, met a gal we were together for 6 Yrs, ooops did it agin, Married for 1 Month I dropped Her like a Hot Iron.  Met Spikey in 1982, We both Decided the Alcohol wasn't the way
We wanted to Live, I took treatment in So. Dakota, as the court wanted me to, came
back to Gering and Spikey and me was together for 19 Yrs Both With 19 Yrs
Sobriety,We have two Loving Daughters.

The NØFYT is My Amateur Radio Call also My Licence Plate on the Dodge Ramcharger.
The name is Ed.
Also am Restoring a 1976 Datsun 280Z fire Engine Red Fuel Injected, That turns
101 Mph in the Quarter mile.
In time Ive become a person who Doesn't give out allot of information except what is Necessary as the Internet Will Steal From anyone that is on line.
Like SSN and Credit Card No's and the Like.
The Internet will Rob You of Personal info and identity in several ways.
when You are Connected with the W W W.
Primarily through your ISP
Spikey was a Gateway Tec
Gave up Playing in the Streets (Pizza Delivery) for awhile to
Become a Gateway Tec Accepted the Position September 1999 on temperary leave from Pizza Hut
Being a solitude person, don't make friends to easily and with past Experiences have
Been Shit on and some bad memories, so you might say keeping the distance and
one Eye always open.
Even more now that Spikey, Arial, Salome has abandoned our Home
Served 12 years in active Army and 4 years in Army National Guard.
Needed to be Honerably Discharged Cause of Medical Problems that began sneaking
up on me.
And was getting fed up with baby sitting the modern Military

Am A Skywarn Volenter, This is watching the Sky and Clouds at all times for Nasty
Weather.  When Scottsbluff community is in state of Tornado watch the Amateur
Radio Operators Volentarily using their private vehicles, Radio Equipment, fuel and
Which by the way Time is like a Bank what you don't use up wisely by the end
of the day Time will take the remaining Time back and charge Interest the next Day
Time is as Valuable as Money
Though Time is not the root of all Evil Money is
Without Compensation We go out finding a  advantage view point to watch the Storm.
We then Report Back to our Civil Defence Command in an Amateur Radio Net with
The weather Conditions and what is being Observed, We also help with Trafic control
when asked to by Local law Enforcement, as well We help with what we can to Evacuate
and help people, pets and property in need.
People say We are Tornado Chasers.
People say We are Tornado Observers.
as for Myself will Dam well Run or Drive as fast as Can to Jump into a ditch.
If Nesessary.
Some say we Need a guardian

Gave up on Drinking Alcohol beverages in 1982.
With the help and support of Spikey
Smoking Cigarettes is still a crutch to be broken.

Will now stay sober with will power
Our Daughter needs a Parent that will stay sober and not run out on her

A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been,
     accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.
William Shakespeare

I will look at this closer as Spikey has torn the above to a different meaning
Trust is lost
We Parted in Silence

We Parted in Silence, we parted by night,
sitting at the dinning room table, you standing;
Where the fragrant memories unite,
We met - and we parted forever!

The stars above Told many a touching story,
of Friends long passed to the kingdom of love,
where the soul wears its mantal of glory.

We parted in silence - eyes wet while sitting
that were past controlling;
The pat on the sholder  at the time was consoling.

But those lips that were silent
are as cold as a lonely river;
and that eye, that beautiful spirits shrine,
has shrouded its fire forever.

And now on the midnight sky I look,
and my heart grows full of weeping;
Each star is to me a sealed book,
some tale of that loved one keeping.

We parted in silence - we parted with wet eyes sitting,
in the home of many years;
But the oder and bloom of those by-gone years
shall hang under this roof forever.

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