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My Hobbies include 32 years of Stained Glass, 24 years with computers and lots of fishing. A Fishing page for some actual fishing experiences will be added for your enjoyment. I must not forget Archery that Ann and I enjoyed for many years.
A computer is a big help for the stained glass hobby. To make templates for each piece of glass to be cut a picture is first taken of the magazine layout. Using the digital camera and computer print out several on file folder material. One for assembly and the rest to cut out a template for each piece. The slower less accurate method of carbon copies may also be used.
Make certain you have enough glass of a color to finish the project. Matching colors can be a real problem.
One of the things I enjoy the most is my volunteering at Community Medical Center Emergency Room since November 1987. My wife's cousin Jan Rocco was in charge of the Department and suggested that I volunteer. Later without advising her of joining I was escorted to Jan's office by Barbara Fullmer, Director of the Volunteer Dept. at the time. When Jan looked up and saw me in a volunteer jacket she exclamed, "You did it!"
Ed Brown volunteer, no longer with us, introduced me to the operation and duties. Ed had over 17,000 hours service while a volunteer. I go in every Thursday from 7:00AM to 12 Noon and have a regular routine I go through to clean up and straighten out whatever. I enjoy personal contact with patients especially children. I keep a supply of stickers all children love and blow up rubber gloves, mark a smiling face on them and tie fingers for curly hair and they love them. I take pride in being able to stop children from crying. When my work is caught up I offer visitors coffee and cookies. Some have been there for hours and appreciate the attention. Patients breakfasts are delivered about 7:30 and these have to be taken to patients for whom ordered. Occasionally a patient is unable to feed themselves and I then help them eat.
This a picture of my Loft Engineering Department at Kaiser Metal, Bristol Pa. Late 40's and early 50's. I was Chief Loftsman and setup the Department of some 110 employees from scratch.
We built the Thunderjet Fighter Plane and the Canberra Wing so layout and design has always been easy for me.