I was born in Long Beach, California to Marjorie Crane and Fred L. Welsh during the last days of WWII. I grew up in the Vassar/Millington, Michigan area where I did a lot of farming in my youth. Then, it was on to Michigan State for a BA in history/pre-law. After graduation, I became an officer in the US navy serving on LST1160 Traverse County and DD931 Forrest Sherman as main propulsion assistant and CIC officer. After leaving the Navy in 1972, I managed a Manpower Inc. office in Flint, Michigan. Then it was on to General Motors for twenty-seven years as an Industrial Engineer. Now, I'm happily retired and very busy with a singing group, Brothers in Song, and with volunteer work at the Bay County Historical Museum.
Yesterday, Sue and I finally finished painting the East side of her mother's house. I started this project. Sue hadn't thought about doing it yet. I had a strange pride in that. Anyway, the project went well and was quicker than I thought it would be. I found out that hanging on the the edge of the roof at about twenty five feet up isn't that bad. We took about seven hours on the job. Today, I am aching.