My wife and I have claimed residence in the same rural county all of our lives. We attended the same school and it could be said that we were high school sweethearts.
I grew up on a moderate sized farm with six siblings, 3 sisters and 3 brothers. We did pretty much everything ourselves on the farm. My dad was a mechanic as well as a farmer so my brothers and I knew how to use tools and make repairs at an early age.
When a building needed built we often times collaborated with neighbors to get the job done. As we constructed grain bins and other structures it was often necessary to calculate square footage, cubic volume, angles, and other math functions making it much easier to apply those concepts in school. We had neighbors that we would trade labor with who may have specialized in things such as electrical or heavy equipment operation. I watched and learned from those individuals when I was young and those lessons have carried throughout adulthood. The links will provide additional information about me.
In the early 1970's I was introduced to computer programming on mainframe computers. I spent two years in the United States Marine Corps stationed on a Marine air base programming primarily in assembler language on an IBM 1130.
I hope you enjoy reading about my life experiences!
Written by: Steve Stiles
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