I was born and raised on the northeast side of Detroit. Went to Detroit public schools – graduated from Osborn High School in January 1971. Camping & the beach…I don’t know which came first but I love them both. We camped all over Michigan. I joined the scouts, especially for the campouts. I was part of the high school concert / marching band, tennis and swim teams, Ski Club, Varsity Club and National Honors Society. Took college prep clases and was pretty good at math. My swimming experience landed me lifeguarding jobs with the City of Detroit, The Detroit Athletic Club and the State of Michigan.
With my big sister
Lipke Pool – 1972
Portage Lake State Beach – 1973. A very good summer – nobody drowned.
Camping at “The Oaks” with the family trailer while working at Portage Lake