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OK, so MOT is back in business. I want to say thanks to the previous people who kept MOT alive, especially eeff and Jaxdem.
So now we're back and better than ever.  I did an intro diary a year and half ago which was entirely forgettable so I thought I might do another one to let the new folks get to know me.  I'll just let the pictures do the talking. They are, I think, chronological, with huge gaps.
I was born in Berkeley, CA, late '40s. I am a child of the 'burbs, growing up in the  SF East Bay which makes me, as the sobriquet goes, East Bay Grease. And I had the haircut to go with it.  
Its been an interesting life.......what a long strange trip its been. These are just some of the highlights, what was in my photobucket.
Welcome to my life

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Self as lrrp, Vietnam-'67-'68. Bad as ever I wanted to be
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First wife:
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HI, '75
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HI, '77 Kalakaua Avenue   remind me why I left again, wouldja?
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2d wife, Mazatlan :  (current wife does not like me to show pictures of her on the net)
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Bahamas (this photo illustrates the kind of work I do)
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Wacky:
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Son:
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Zydeco dancing
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Vietnam II
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Hilo, '05
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Calafquien, Chile, 1st granddaughter '10
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Costa Rica
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Granddaughters (they live in Chile)
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Ranger Memorial, Ft Benning, '13
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My house in Wonderful, Oregon with 2d granddaughter  (mi nietita)
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