Joined Feb 3 2016
73 years old
Joined WWCL in 2011; several friends had recently joined. It has provided a great opportunity to meeting new people and making new friends. Getting involved and “playing” at this point of my life…. I’m having a wonderful time.
Born in K.C., MO; resident of Marysville, KS, Falls City, NE and then relocated to Lincoln, NE in 1969. January 2004 brought about part-time retirement for a few years after corporate closed the company (National Crane Corp in Waverly, NE) where I had been Personnel Manager for 32 years. Prior to my career at NCC, I enjoyed insurance and county treasurer office experience, but early training involved a host of duties at my folks’ grocery store.
Interests: playing cards, games and enjoying home and garden activities, sewing, etc. I’m part of a small ‘red hat’ group and enjoy volunteering for Be a Santa to a Senior and at Lincoln’s Salvation Army. Also like to travel. Earlier lifestyle saw a lot of camping, boating/water skiing. I’ve enjoyed my time as past Activities Table Chair and then Newsletter Editor for 2014-2016. The latter having had its moments (computers and email are not always user friendly). Nonetheless I’ve had a great time; thanks to all of you who’ve helped make this experience so enjoyable.
I am blessed with a wonderful family; all are within a 100 mile radius (unfortunately this doesn’t make for cross-country vacation trips for us). Between my partner of 30+ years (Phil Schenkel) and me, we have a combined total of 5 children, 6 grands and 7 great-grands. But, getting together is still difficult with everyone’s busy schedule! There’s never enough time.