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Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

I retired in 2005 after dealing blackjack and roulette in Las Vegas casinos for almost 20 years. I have one daughter and one grand-daughter who introduced me to altered art after my retirement. I was born in Iowa and grew up on a farm. I began the Memoirs of a Wildrose blog in the form of letters to my daughter to share information with her about family heirlooms and family history, plus remembrances of today, yesterday and yesteryear ! "Book of Douglas" blog is the story of my late husband, his life as I knew him, and our journey through life together. Ginny's Art blog was created to provide myself a record of my artsy creations.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

New Job, New Adventure

Douglas, always with sand in his shoes, it seemed, took a new job in 1981 with a government contract company called Beech Aerospace, Inc.  Beech airplanes, leased to the government, needed mechanics to keep them running.  His first assignment was on the island of Okinawa -- He went ahead of me while I got furniture and belongings packed, moved and stored.  We were leaving our beautiful home in Tulsa to be rented while we moved around the next few years -- we would be renting furnished places as we would not be long in one place most of the time.  This first small home reminded me of the Dairy Queen structure that we used to go to for ice cream as teenagers !!  The neighbors had a dog, Ozzie, that came to visit us every day while his people were at work.   Our favorite place to eat out was called Sam's By the Sea -- Douglas is pictured by their sign post that sited various mileages to far away places. 

While we were on Okinawa, Tammy, Bob and Hilery were in Iwakuni, Japan -- we were able to visit back and forth and that Christmas of  '81,  had one of our few "family Christmas's" together.  The weather was always warm and a walk on Moon Beach was perfect entertainment for Hilery. 

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