After high school, I worked at Sinclair/ARCO for 4 months each year through college. Graduated from U of H. The last year of college, I worked `30 hours a week for ARCO. When I graduated, ARCO offered me a full time job as an engineer; however, the pulled the offer when they discovered my degree was a BS Economics. Bummer. So, I went to law school. Graduated S.T.C.L. and passed the Texas Bar in '74. I was partner with Danny Barfield for a couple of years and then partner with Russell Neel. His sister and brother also went to PHS with us.
In '80 or '81 I went into solo practice. Been that way ever since. Married Anita in 1977. We did not plan on having children. Through Rotary, we kept exchange students from England, Australia, Japan, Hungary, Poland, Denmark, Belgium, Mexico, and Bosnia.
In 1995-96 I became Rotary District Governor for an 8 county area. It was very rewarding and demanding while maintaining a law practice.
In 2003, we took in to raise our grandnieces, Kathryn and Baylee, then ages 1 & 3. W e have since adopted them. It has been a mind numbing experience. I can give a better report of the experience after they have passed the hormonal stage. :) Needless to say, with 2 teenagers, retirement is not in the picture. Anita is a saint.
I served as Rotary International Director for 2012-14 and I was selected as Treasurer of RI for 2013-14. The experience was like grabbing a lot of brass rings. We received a lot of requests to speak in the US and around the world. Parts of it still seem unreal. I have managed to visit each state and 31 countries. Houston is still the best bang for the buck.
For relaxation, we have been avid fans of U of H football and basketball and we have a tree farm in East Texas. Bass fishing and cooking barbecue were favorite pastimes; however, first Rotary got in the way and now old age. :(
Well, I have gone on as long as it seems. I hope we have a 50th reunion and I am looking forward to seeing each of you.
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