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Galen Sorenson

Profile Updated: April 6, 2017
Galen Sorenson
Residing In:
Anatone, WA USA
Spouse/Partner:
Cynthia Elaine Sorenson
Homepage:
Occupation:
Retired
Children:
Kris, born 1971; Jennifer, born 1972
Military Service:
US Army  
Yes! Attending Reunion
NEW--7/20/11--Going back to the very beginning: Where'd you go to elementary school? What about recess and the games we played? Did you walk to school? Did you take your lunch? Did you go to recreation after school? How did you fill your summers?

St. Joseph's-Pomona

NEW--7/20/11--We never outgrow our youth, Part 2. When we got to high school, we had to start over at the bottom of the pile again as sophomores. Remember those "big" kids driving cars to school? Having classes with those giant juniors and seniors? How about all those sports? What about the theater arts and music departments and their productions? What do YOU remember?

Had a motorcycle as primary transport.

What’s your favorite memory of Ganesha HS?

Fun with best buds. Elmer Hastings, Gary and others.

School Story:

The time I got in trouble with Mr. Barraza over something I said which truthfully escapes me now. Fading memories. Long, Long time ago.

NEW--7/20/11--Remember learning to drive and earning your passport to freedom? Did you take Driver's Ed in school? Did you pass the driving test the first time you took it?

Drivers ed. Passed first try.

NEW--7/20/11--Remember your first wheels? What were they and how did you get them? (If you have a picture, please post one in the Photo Gallery/My First Car)

Motorcycle was my mode of transport-Did have a 1950 Ford two door sedan, but drove seldom. Wish I had it now. One of the local car collectors has one in Lewiston, Id. Worth about $45,000.00 as a fully restored vehicle.

NEW--7/20/11--Most of us were in class when they announced that President Kennedy had been shot. What do you remember specifically? What did you do after we were sent home that day?

Auto Shop. Leonard Flathead came late to class and told us of the Assassination before it was announced by the school office

NEW--7/20/11--What WERE your thoughts about retirement back in our youth?

Figured I'd be dead before 30th bday.

NEW--7/20/11--What ARE your current thoughts about retirement?

Been there. Done that.

NEW--7/20/11--Are you retired, getting ready to retire, having a working retirement, or will you ever retire? Thinking about a cold brew and rocking chair on the porch? Hitting the links each day, going fishing whenever you feel like it? Maybe a new hobby like wood carving or restoring antiques? Where are you planning on going from here?

Finally retired for good March of 2016. Get to spend more time working on our property and cabin. My wife and I live full time 4000ft. altitude in the Blue Mountains in Southeast Washington State.

What do you do now?

Retired.

NEW--7/20/11--Did you work while going to school? Where? What do you remember?

Print shop-Pomona

REVISED--7/20/11--Past jobs. What events and jobs lead you to your various vocations?

U.S.Army 1967-1976. Honorably Discharged as Staff Sargeant E-6. After discharge worked in construction Ironwork/Pipefitting. Worked in Industrial and Welding Supply sales until 2004. Was asked by my pastor to be the Bldg Maint. Director for our new church facility. Worked there managing the 22,000 sq ft building and our nine acre campus until April 2012. My last wife passed away from Breast Cancer in February of that year.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Backpacking, camping, hunting and associated outdoor activities. Maintaining our property , cabin (our full-time home) and our greenhouse and garden. We live 22.5 miles from the closest town of any size. Cindy and I live @ 4000ft altitude in SE Washington's Blue Mountains close to both the Oregon and Idaho borders.

Travel much?

Occasionally to the Oregon Coast and Seattle areas. My son Kris lives and works north of Seattle in the IT industry. I try every few years to visit my daughter Jennifer and her husband in Washington D.C.

REVISED--7/20/11--Places you want to go? Where would you like to travel?

Israel.

How often do you get back to Pomona?

Never

Where else have you lived?

In the military-Korea on the DMZ- Okinawa-Ft Sill, Oklahoma-Weilheim in Oberbayern in Germany(last deployment). After discharged from military came back to the northwest where I was born. Lewiston, Idaho. Bought my mountain property and lived there with my children-Moved to Western Washington in 1984-then back to Anatone in 1995. Moved to Oregon (Portland area) in 2001 for a career opportunity. The back to the mountain in 2004. Lived here since.

NEW--7/20/11--Where would you like to live?

Belize, near the beach.

Any gray hair yet?

Yes

NEW--7/20/11--Are you telling the truth about the gray hair?

Yes

Any words of wisdom?

Live life. Enjoy the ride-both good and bad times. Worship the one true God, His Son, And the Holy Spirit. Love your wife and children with all your heart. Shoot straight, both with your words, and your weapons. Use technology to your advantage. I met my new wife Cindy (married 01/05/2013) on Christian Mingle.

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