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.
I had to think of how different Aruba was from my time on the computer tonight. Now, we had just a beautiful day here. The temp went to 69 degrees but that just isn't as warm are Aruba was when I was there last week. Even after the sun went down the temperature was at least 65. We would sit by the pool and listen to free music. Some times the girls would dance. Sometimes, even I would help. The recreation coordinators at the place we stayed were great at keeping things going. We danced, played trivia, put puzzles together and of course had the Hula Hoop contest. Everything was so much fun. Michigan is fun too, but I will never forget Aruba.