Joined Apr 7 2013
79 years old
Presently volunteer as a tour guide at Paquette's IH Tractor Museum. Formerly Chief Docent at the nine month run of "Titanic, The Artifact Exhibit" at the Tampa Museum of Science and Industry. Formerly Master Usher at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Also, presently serves as Group Leader/Docent at "Cracker Country" a living history museum at the Florida State Fair grounds in Tampa, FL. Author of two books: "The Twenty Fourth Illinois Infantry Regiment" the story of a Civil War Regiment, and "Okahumpka" the story of a Florida Cracker Community. Retired as President of Burhop Associates, Inc. a project engineering consulting company for the packaging industry.
I grew up on a farm in northwest Illinois with a Farmal "A" and "H" I have a picture of my dad sitting on his brand new 1941 H tractor. Sitting on my dad's lap is his brand new son - me.! I grew up on that tractor. Lots of fine memories. Recently, at the museum, I was given the opportunity to drive one of the H tractors. Boy, did that bring back memories.