“IV leadership Sacramento CC 1950 then Sac State College to 1952 went to Urbana '52 and was directed to go to Afghanistan. I WENT TO U of Oklahoma summer '52 then started MA at U of Michigan/Ann Arbor fall 52.Left for Afghanistan Feb 1953 to teach English for their newly established AIT (tech high school) 3 weeks after our marriage. Returned 1958 to finish MA @UM. I got a job teaching for a year then was asked to run English programs for USIS: in Iran 3 years then Baghdad for 2 years. Came home and was asked to teach English to foreign born for a year. Then I was asked by company to go to Hemmet to train Peace Corp volunteers to teach English in India; I took 2 separate groups of men on this venture.It look me away from my family. God led me to a job in Oakland CA at Merritt College as adviser to the foreign born and teaching English for 20 years. In the summers of these years our family directed art programs at Campus by the Sea Family Camps for 20 plus summers! We eventually moved to Pacific Grove where we have lived for 20+ years. Our family of 3 daughters and a son is another story in and of itself. Now 90 years old and my wife Beverly of 66 years have experience "tent making" first hand. PTL! ”
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