We so enjoy our Toastmasters club! Jim gave a 5 minute speech yesterday and he told the story about how his parents met. It was so sweet and he presented it so well. I wish I had taken the video camera and not just the still. His Mom passed in 2006 - I know that Jim, and his Dad, think about her all the time. She would have liked this speech.
Meanwhile, you can see his Dad's version of the story on his Navy Log Memories page. (this links seems to only work with Internet Explorer - *not* with Firefox)
You can also view his Dad's navy profile, and his Mom's navy profile. Isn't the web wonderful!
Jim went on to tell of how his Navy family lived in Key West and Jacksonville, FL during the years of Castro's takeover of Cuba. Then on to San Diego - traveling across the country in a travel trailer. He even spent some time in Iceland, during grade school. He wants to go back and visit Iceland again someday! And, here he is receiving the Best Speaker trophy!