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Hi I'm Dick

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised by loving parents with two brothers and two sisters. The brother just younger than me died at two days old so I didn’t have the opportunity to get to know him. I learned to love and appreciate my remaining siblings. We enjoyed playing together. We played games outside when the weather was right, and games of various kinds inside when we were not able to be outside. We were taught to be fair and kind with others by our parents and other leaders. Therefore we got along quite well and enjoyed each other and each others’ friends. As I have grown and gone through my youthful years I enjoyed music and drama, singing in musical groups such the men’s chorus at the University I attended. I have enjoyed participating in stage plays, particularly the comic parts. I have always been able to turn to music for comfort and peace. Through my employment I became involved in our community Chamber of Commerce where I spent several years on the board and held three offices, one of which was the President of our local Chamber. I find great pleasure in serving and helping others and being involved in our community. I have gathered many wonderful friends in so doing.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by parents that belonged to the Mormon church and I was taught the gospel in my youth and liked and believed what I was taught. I had many friends that were Mormons and they shared the same standards that I had been taught. I felt comfrotable with them, and they helped keep me out of trouble as we shared wholesome activities together. Having been raised in a good Christian home I was taught to understand who my Heavenly Father was and to love him and his son Jesus Christ. It is because of those teachings that I know that I will be able to be reunited with my younger brother again after I leave this earth life. I look forward to that time, and it has given me courage to make the best of the life that I have.

How I live my faith

I was able to find my sweetheart as I was drawing closer to the end of my University years. I found the one that I wanted to share my fraternity pin with and she gladly accepted it and wore it until I offered her a diamond ring asking her to be my eternal partner. Following more courtship, which included several nights attending symphony orchestra concerts and nights out for dinner, we were married and have raised a family. The early years of our marriage found me playing with our children. It was sometimes out in the front yard playing ball of most kinds. As the boys got older I became involved in their Little League baseball enough that I served as the local Little League Baseball President for five years as well as being a coach for a team. We were blessed with six children, five sons and one daughter. The church teaches us the importamce of education for us and for our children. Each of our children have completed higher education, found marriage partners and are raising families of their own. Together they have blessed us with twenty-five grandchildren. I started my career, after leaving the university, in the accounting profession. I started out doing office management in six different businesses (one at a time of course) before settling into my final employment. I worked there for twenty-five years and worked my way up the ladder to become the Chief Financial Officer of an, independently owned, nationally known agricultural equipment dealership, from which I began my retirement. My wife and I now spend quite a bit of time traveling to visit with our children and their families that live in six different states in the United States of America.