I Am 90 Years Old - An officer during WWII, a retired educator, and more engaged with society today than I've ever been before. AMA!
I had a lot of fun doing an AMA here last year, so I'm back for more. I wrote some thoughts on turning 90 on my blog, Ron's Rants and Raves. The good people at /r/washingtondc know me for a weekly blog of free and accessible cultural events in our city (though it has been on hiatus for the past month as I traveled): www.dcfreeculture.com
Here is my brief bio from last time:
My youthful adviser tells me that I should say a bit about myself so that you can know something of my perspective. Born in San Antonio in a lower middle-class environment, I attended grades 1 through 11 in the public schools. volunteering for the Marine Corps in 1943. I was being prepared for the invasion of Japan through the Marine V-12 training program. Perhaps my life was spared by the dropping of the atomic bomb – but at what cost to others? My three college degrees were made possible by the G.I. Bill of Rights. College education in Illinois and Michigan resulted in a lifetime of education work in Michigan where I did everything in the public schools from teaching kindergarten to university instruction except driving a bus. My real love however was being a junior high school principal in an inner city school for the last 15 years of my 30 year professional career. And seventeen years ago I found a renewed life in the District of Columbia.
The only true trauma in my life came after 43 years of marriage when my wife died.. Since then my life continues to be enriched by our four children, nine grandchildren and a new partner. Also widowed, she has enriched my life with her two children and four grandchildren and marvelous retirement opportunities in Washington DC.
My Proof: i.imgur.com/5UT2uZZ.jpg
(I'm Ron's grandson, /u/theturbolemming, here to lend a hand when needed)
** I need to take a break from all of this! I'm going to sleep, but I want you all to know that I'm going to answer EACH and EVERY question on here. I will devote 2-3 hours each day until I get them all. Thank you!**