I believe this photograph was made when my mother was three years old. I further believe it was taken on the occasion of her adoption by the Powell family. Her mother had died and her father could not care for her. I do not believe she ever saw him again. He died the year I was born, in 1932. My mother was born in the town of Olds. This town is located in Alberta Province, Canada. I consider myself as half Canadian and half US citizen. I think I can see something of my brother Don in my grandfather’s visage. I can see my sisters in mom’s face. We have a large number of cousins we have never met who live in British Columbia, Canada.
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I am 87 years old and married for 65 years. My wife passed away in 2016. I am a retired engineer and spent 35 years developing INS gyroscopes. I was a High School mentor in physics, a mountaineer, a model builder, a machinist and I have a degree in Physics. My interests include railroad history and photography, science history, cosmology, interesting people, and old engineering drawings. I place a high value on my friendships. I enjoyed my life and I am trying to look forward with a sense of anticipation and curiosity. View more posts