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Christmas 1997


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1997:
No, It's supposed to be up-side-down, because it had been an up-side-down year. Everything that could have gone wrong went wrong in 1997. After a depressing three months in Minsk Belarus, I returned to find that I had orders to Minot AFB in North Dakota. That's when we decided that I would retire from the Air Force by the end of the year. We lost my Dad and Donna's Mom in '97, both to cancer. The photo was taken by my sister-in-law Lou Ann McKernin in Disney World, during one of the few times that it wasn't raining.