This is my wife Jenny and me after 32 years together. She's fairing considerably better than I. Pigeons do take their toll. Racing pigeons were introduced to me in the mid 60's as a kid in elementary school in Kent, Washington. My menter 1 1/2 miles away was the late Bob Crandall. I flew 2-3 seasons as a junior member with East Hill Invitational Club, and remember shipping was then $.10 /bird. Highlights include the day, that 3 of my young birds placed in the top 20 for the combine at 232 mi. from Eugene, Oregon. Time passed....... sheep shearing, college, marriage, range sheep operation, kids.... and the old virus reappeared. What fun to take birds to the mountains that returned home. In '90 I joined the Central Oregon Racing Pigeon Club and flew that year with young birds. I’ve been a steady player ever since missing only two races. Time has gone by, the kids have grown, the dream of breeding top flying pigeons have never left me. In 2005 I had got my chance to fly that wonderful team of champions . Four of my birds were in the top ten AU Hall of Fame young birds 5-10 loft category they just wouldn’t let up. Electronic clocking has really allowed me be free to become involved in many other interests. I’ve become very active in my church where generally lead song service, and include study time two other evenings each week to study Bible and Seventh day Adventist Doctrine. In June 2011, I took over the directorship of our Jefferson County Food Bank, a voluntary position, which means I pickup commodities every Monday morning, pay the bills, and help with distribution every Tuesday afternoon. We serve an average of 65+ households /week . In ’09-’10 we along with the CORP club hosted the Oregon State Classic Race in conjunction with the Oregon State summer meeting. This is our fourth season with the Blue Bucket Stampede that has doubled it's perch entry each year since we started in 2011. Please consider our race.