Dad’s birthday was yesterday, but because we were at Walnut Grove for the Laura Ingalls Wilder Days, I didn’t have time (or energy after a muggy 96º day); I had to wait until this morning to post it.
Dad (Baby LeRoy) with his older brother and his 2 older sisters
Dad, his mom and dad and his 2 younger sisters
Dad was born on July 17, 1920 in Arnegard, North Dakota. He lived there until he went to college in Mayville, North Dakota. He then went into the Army, became a pilot and joined the new Army-Air Force (which later turned into the Air Force) and married my Mom 68 years ago.
He stayed in the Air Force until he retired; he flew in World War II and the Korean war. We lived in many different states while growing up and each of us 4 children were born in different places: Florida, New Jersey, Washington and Minnesota.
Dad has played in many bands as a drummer; last night he played in a Dixie Band and the crowd loved it when they announced his birthday.