Three generations on one bike. Todd (front), Hunter (middle) and Rob (back-seat)
Here's a thumbnail of the 40 years subsequent to my golden days of Uni: I attended UCLA from 1958 - 1966, receiving an AB in Zoology and subsequently an M.D. In addition to my medical degree, at the time of graduation from UCLA Medical School, I had a wife, Carole, and a one-year-old son, Todd. Carole and I have been married 34 years. I interned at Cedars-Sinai for one year and then was snatched up by Uncle Sam for an exotic tour of Southeast Asia. I served a year as Battalion Surgeon for the 2/77th Artillery, 25th Infantry Division. Our base camp was in Dau Tieng, Tay Ninh Province. I practiced very little medicine above the level of first aid. I called dust-offs (med-evacs), dodged mortars and lived in holes in the ground. My second army year was much more pleasant-I practiced obstetrics/gynecology at Kenner Army Hospital, Fort Lee, VA. After the army, I returned to California for a three year ob/gyn residency at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles. I worked for Kaiser for about 1½ years following my residency and then went into private practice in Orange County. We lived in Corona del Mar for about 23 years, then took a sojourn in Wisconsin for one year. I was recruited to develop an ob/gyn program in a rural hospital, but returned to California for reasons of climate and religion. Two California kids could not deal with a nine-month winter, and two Bruins could not be converted to worship the Green Bay Packers. I amassed a wealth of cheesehead lore and will be happy to recite it to anyone at the reunion who would care to listen. I am currently doing consulting and freelance writing for Medical Data International (MDI) http://www.medicaldata.com. The company analyzes healthcare throughout the nation.Carole and I returned from Wisconsin with a souvenir-we adopted a two-year old girl. Amber is a retired racing greyhound-she's enjoying her new life as a California girl and lives with us in our new home in Irvine. I am enjoying the luxury of not getting up at night and having all my weekends free. Our son, Todd, practices defense labor law in Newport Beach. Todd and his wife, Laurie, have three children-a four-and-a-half-year-old son, Hunter, and two-year-old twin boys, Tristan and Quinn. Our eldest daughter, Katrina, is married to a medical student and has a six-month-old son, Sean. (Current grandchildren score: Boys - 4, Girls - 0). Katrina and her husband, Robert, currently reside in Chicago but plan on returning to California either next year when Robert finishes medical school or following his residency. Our youngest daughter, Tara, is single and teaches second grade in Fountain Valley. In addition to weekend rides with Todd and Hunter on the triple bike, Carole and I enjoy our tandem. We have ridden extensively in southern California and have taken a number of memorable cycling vacations in the San Juan Islands, Vermont, and the Burgundy region of France.