Where do we start in telling you about Ken? I guess from the beginning. The very beginning. Ken showed up at WAAAM on opening day to lend a hand and has been there every Sunday (and so many other days) since. " I'd completed a volunteer application quite some time earlier but everyone was up to their elbows in alligators and never called me back so I just showed up an hour before opening time. Worked the flight line all weekend."
When asked about his favorite post at the museum, Ken said "I like doing the docent gig because people get such a kick out of some of the stories about the displays. Even better though, I get to hear stories told by people who know more about these objects than I ever will. I especially like doing projects that are visible evidence of progress in the collection and that tell people something about the objects they're seeing."
Ken has donated a range navigation radio which is on display and is looking for a map of the same era to display with it.
A favorite memory "Being the first to shake Terry's hand following the second First Flight of the Jenny. I wasn't supposed to be there."
Ken and his wife Sandy (Ken calls her his Grand Prize), have 2 "young 'uns" in the LA area. He also keeps busy with his interest in "Motorcycles, roads I've not ridden and sights I've not seen before. Reading. Music. It's time to get going on designing and building the 1/4 scale Robin I've talked about for two years."
Thank you Ken, YOU help make WAAAM wonderful!
It is Fun Here ...
and Boy Could We Use Your Help
WAAAM is in need of volunteers with these talents:
*Docents- share what you know
*Webmaster & Network administrator
*Landscape and Mowing
*FaceBook & Twitter administrator
*Marketing, Graphic artist
*Special Events help
*Library set up
*Merchandising -gift shop
*Greeters, Front desk help
Volunteers make WAAAM happen. If you have the time, we sure could use the help. Call 541-308-1600 or click to email I can help