Rainbow HR Cooper and Santa Claus

The Ol’Kunnel and His Best Friend, Cooper, became the Ol’Kunnel’s best buddy in April, 1994, at the age of about four. This photo was taken on December 25, 1995. He’s handsome, he’s smart, and he still likes to sit on the Ol’Kunnel’s lap. “I wouldn’t take a million dollars for Cooper but, I wouldn’t pay ten cents for another just like him.” Says the Ol’Kunnel.

        We like to consider December 17th as Cooper’s birthday. The veterinarian has him as being born in 1990 so we celebrate his birthday along with the Old Kunnel’s. Here we have one of Cooper’s favorite activities. The Ol’Kunnel’s says, “Look out and see if any Indians are coming, Cooper.” (grin) At Christmas, we like to think he is checking to see if Santa Claus is landing on the front lawn. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

        The photo on the left is of the Ol’Kunnel taken by his Dad on May 15, 1941. At that time he lived on a farm near Edwardsville, Illinois and attended the one-room school pictured on the “School Daze” page. ~Click Here~.

        I went on to finish grade school and high school in St. Louis, Missouri. I joined the U.S. Air Force in December of 1950 after graduating from high school in June. The Air Force sent me to France, August 1951. From there I was posted to Selfridge AFB, Michigan circa September 1954. Then I shipped out to Rome, Italy in August 1956. Subsequently, I was posted to Naples, Italy in September, 1958. From Italy I returned Stateside to Hollywood, California in July 1960. Then, to Alexandria, Virginia in December, 1961 where I met my Lady, Lorraine.

        My Sweet Lorraine We were married on November 2nd, 1962. I was discharged from the Air Force in 1964. I attended the Business School at The American University in Washington DC; graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration in 1970. I have worked as supermarket manager, Food Nutrition Specialist, and Program Analyst; retiring as such March 1989.

        Back in the old days when I was a GT SysOp interested in ANSI graphics, the ol’Kunnel submitted a round “tuit” for the consideration of the users of the International ANSI Art Conference. Since I can’t reproduce that here for y’all, I will use the one from Corfu Corfman, the leader of The Club. You can find more on “round tuits” and The Club at Cory’s Corner. The Ol’Kunnel promises you a positive delight.