Fun things we learned about Mr Harold Becker this weekend

Here are some highlights of some of the very interesting things we learned about Mr Harold Becker this weekend:

  1. Harold admits he was the “most spoiled kid” in Michigan growing up, essentially being raised by three old maids.
  2. He attempted to get into the military in the early 1940s but his right eye was bad and was designated for “limited service”. Harold was not happy about that, claiming, “Gimme a rifle and I’ll show you I can out shoot all those boys!”
  3. Harold’s grand-father came to America from Germany in the late 1840s and headed off to San Francisco in 1849 during the “Gold Rush”. He was never heard from again.
  4. He was a personal friend of then-Congressman Gerald R. Ford, while maintaining that friendship even when Ford was President.
  5. Harold’s first car was a Model-T Ford passed down to him from his father.
  6. He has been married to Dorothy for 68 years. The secret? “Make sure you kiss your wife before you go to bed, and don’t go to bed mad.”
  7. Harold says his favorite baseball player of all-time was Ted Williams.
  8. He attended the Chicago World’s Fair – Century of Progress – in 1933 with his Dad.
  9. Harold still has his father’s – Charles Conrad Becker’s – original Enfield musket. It was used at the battle of Franklin.
  10. He told me that the events of this weekend were a “real highlight” of his life.

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