Happy 100th Birthday to Nancy's father

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Happy 100th Birthday to Nancy's father
May 17, 2012

Nancy’s Father (Dr. Willard E. Skidmore) turned 100 today. Below are two of the most recent pictures we have of him.

He is not as lively now as he was then (in one of the pictures below you see him solving a Nation crossword puzzle, and he went square-dancing twice a week until he was 92).He is now in a Nursing Home where he has recovered nicely from a broken hip. He is still alert and they are planning a nice celebration for him today.

He had quite a life, ranging from working as a translator at the Nuremberg trials while in the US Navy; to teaching German at a number of Universities (ending his career at SUNY Albany); to being a very skilled bass player who put himself through college and grad school playing with a dance band throughout the Mid-West from Illinois to Kansas City (where he got the “Skid” nick-name); to learning pottery from Nancy and becoming good enough to have sold pots for many years at shows.)

Here are the two pictures (BTW, the yellow sheen on Skid's head in the picture with Nancy is due to a incandescent lamp just over his head):

Info and other sizes (including the original size) are at:
http://www.pbase.com/pspader/image/79961696/large

Info and other sizes (including the original size) are at:
http://www.pbase.com/pspader/image/30296610/large

Pete and Nancy

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