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.
The 1982 movie TRON hit my world of 386 computers right between the eyes. I like the movie. I knew just enough to know that TRON was the word for trace-on. In those days you could think about getting inside of the machine because you often had to do it. Besides, the IBM pc was lucky to have a disk drive in those times. so the machines were much smaller. The Apple II was on its way out so not many did machine language, but nobody had the likes of microsoft offfice and movies where out of the question.