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Ralph Irish


Two days after graduation, I enlisted in the Navy with classmate Frank Seed.
We spent 10 fun-filled weeks at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, and
then went our separate ways. He, to Dental Tech school, in San Diego,
California, and I, to Electronics school in San Francisco, California. Our paths
crossed a few times in the next 3 1/2 years, but in March of 1961, I ended up
back in Waterford, and Frank decided he'd try Kansas! He has been there ever
since.

About 2 months after getting out of the Navy, I found a job at a Ford plant,
'way over' in Sterling Township, in Macomb County. I figured that I could work
there for a few years, while I looked for a 'real' job. 43 years later, I had not
found that 'real' job, and retired. I figured that 43 plus years of looking for that
job was long enough. (Retired in September of 2004)

Shortly after starting with Ford, I met my wife-to-be. We met on a blind date
that was suggested by my mother. Mom must have had some pretty good
insight, because Barbara and I have been married now for over 50 years.
Barbara (nee Lecornu) is a Pontiac High, 1957 graduate. She went to Wayne
State, where she got a degree in Education. Her first job was teaching English
at Waterford! (1961-1962)

We have two children, a boy and a girl, who both attended and graduated from
Oakland University in Rochester, and both are married and both have two kids.
Life is good!

One of the things that the Navy prepared me for was my hobby of the last 49
years. I was a Radio Operator, and for the past 49 years, I have been a licensed
Amateur Radio Operator. It has been a great experience, and I have met some
really interesting people along the way. One of them was Ed McKenzie, also
known as "Jack the Bellboy", a Detroit area disk jockey who was truly a legend
in his own time. He was on Detroit radio on WJBK-AM, and later on WXYZ-AM,
and for some time, had two different TV shows on WXYZ-TV. One was a
Saturday afternoon Teen Dance Party show, and the other was "After Hours",
a show that followed the Late Movie, and ran until they shut the station down.

(Remember when TV stations actually went off the air at night??)

So, between the fun things that happen on the air, and the wonderful people I
have met on ham radio and via the internet, I have had a pretty interesting life.
One can only hope that things remain interesting and that I keep meeting
interesting people!

Ralph Irish (Updated December 2014)


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