Some Highlights of Myron Calhoun's Personal Life


     Born 1941  in Michigan, then moved to Texas, then to Florida
     Fall 1947  Entered 1st grade in a 4-room/8-grade school at Harold, FL
     Fall 1949  Entered 3rd grade at Chumuckla, FL, school
  October 1949  Halloween "King" (I think my father put a $5 bill in the jar!-)
     Fall 1950  Entered 4th grade at Sylvania Heights (Miami, FL) school
     Fall 1951  Entered 5th grade at Allentown (now Central) School, FL
     Fall 1955  Entered 9th grade at Milton (FL) High School
     June 1956  Won Florida State 4-H Club Public-Speaking Contest
Graduated 1959  Valedictorian and National Merit Scholar
     Fall 1959  Entered Graceland College (now University), Lamoni, Iowa
      May 1960  Received my "Novice" amateur-radio license (KN0BCC)
September 1960  Met Nancy Borland, my (future) wife, in Calculus class
   A.Arts 1961  Summa Cum Laude Graceland College (78 hours in 4 semesters!)
     June 1961  Received my "General" amateur-radio license (W4WKV)
     Fall 1961  Entered University of Kansas (Harvard on the Kaw?), Lawrence, KS
          1962  RCA & Boeing Scholarships
    BS EE 1963  Graduated Summa Cum Laude from University of Kansas
   Summer 1963  MTS @ Bell Telephone Laboratories (a TERRIFIC place to work!)
    MS EE 1964  Colorado State University (on an NSF Scholarship)
  Nov. 22 1962  Proposed to Nancy (JFK had his problems, but life goes on)
  Married 1964  56 years later, Nancy is still the light of my life!
September 1965  Edith, my daughter, was born in Phoenix, AZ, hospital
   Summer 1966  Engineer @ EG&G (Las Vegas!  Atomic-bomb stuff -- don't ask!)
   PhD EE 1967  Arizona State University (on a three-year NASA Fellowship)
     Fall 1967  Joined Fairchild Semiconductor R&D Lab (SYMBOL computer)
      May 1968  Omner, my 1st son, was born in Stanford, CA, hospital
          1969  Certified for Life to teach California Adult Education Program
 December 1970  Aaron, my 2nd son, was adopted Dec. 31 (instant tax break!)
     Fall 1971  Moved to Kansas (and have never regretted it!-) to become an
                Assistant Professor at Kansas State Univ. in CS and EE Depts
   Summer 1973  Consultant, DIT-MCO (8008 microcomputer-based cable testing)
     1973-1974  Consultant, Unified Industries; Alexandria, VA
          1974  Consultant/Reviewer, Science Research Associates; Palo Alto, CA
          1975  Pastor'd a small church in Blue Rapids, KS
          1975  Officiated at my first baptism
          1976  Associate Professor, now just in Computer Science Dept
          1977  Officiated at my first funeral
          1978  Consultant; National Semiconductor Corp; Sunnyvale, CA
          1978  Consultant, Irons & Sears (Patent Counsel); Washington, DC
          1979  Consultant/Reviewer, Reston Pub. Co. (Prentice-Hall); Reston, VA
   Summer 1984  Eglin Air Force Base (Florida) (8086 micro-computer software)
  October 1985  Received "Advanced" amateur-radio license (now W0PBV)
   Summer 1986  Micro-Electronics & Computer-Technology Corporation (MCC)
     Fall 1986  Fulbright Professor at the University of Benin, Nigeria, Africa
     June 1987  Weeklong "detention" in Nigeria (they thought I was a spy!)
     Fall-1987  Back at Kansas State University (Still Associate Prof CS Dept)
          1990  Officiated at my first wedding ceremony
          1990  Received the William Stamey Teaching Award
   Summer 1990  Argonne National Laboratory (more atomic stuff)
          1992  Became a docent on the Konza Prairie Biological Station (KPBS)
  January 1997  Retired (and I'm still loving every minute of it!)
    April 1997  Started driving schoolbus (mornings-only; kids are asleep then!)
   Summer 1997  Volunteered at both NRA Whittington Adventure two-week camps
    March 1999  Started helping with planned burns of KPBS watersheds
 December 2000  Served on a jury for nine days (civil case; "acquitted")
   Spring 2001  Taught Electronics at Manhattan Area Technical College
   Summer 2001  PIT archaeological survey in west-central New Mexico
     Fall 2001  Visiting CS Prof. at Graceland University (my 1st Alma Mater!)
  January 2003  Turned 62 and started receiving Social (in)Security payments;
                all you still-working people have my heartfelt thanks!
     July 2005  Nancy (finally) retired!
  January 2006  Turned 65 and became eligible for Medicare (Thanks again!)
      May 2006  Retired again (after driving a school-bus for nine years)
     June 2006  Became a Kansas CCH (Concealed-Carry Handgun) Instructor
 November 2007  Took my first (and probably last) Caribbean cruise
 February 2009  Tried to remove my left index finger (see my web page)
    March 2011  Visited a 16-year-old grandson whom I had not seen in 13 years!
 December 2013  I became a GREAT-grandfather! (a girl)
     June 2014  Graduated my 39th/last CCH class and certified my 293rd trainee
   August 2015  Suffered a CRAO (an "eye stroke"); am now blind in my right eye
    April 2017  I now have TWO great-grandchildren (one girl, one boy)
   August 2020  I am still on the right side of (i.e., above!-) the daisies!

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Barbershop Tenor
Amateur Radio Operator (WØPBV)
Life Member of both the NRA and GOA

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