May 23, 1918 – That Son of a Dough Boy

On this date in 1918, little Raymond Jay Shetler, the man who would become my father turned two years old.  I am sure his mommy and many others were celebrating with him that day.  Everyone except his daddy who was training for war at Camp Devens.

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Scenes from the life of the son of a Dough Boy:

 

High school graduation, 1934;  Marriage, 1936

 

Private Raymond Jay Shetler, 1945

 

World traveler, Switzerland, Greece 

 

Outdoorsman

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The Shetler Family, 1969

 

 

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With his new best friend, Irish Setter, Disa of Shetler Gardens on his 60th birthday.

I only got to celebrate his birthday for 26 years but after almost 39 years since his death in 1979, I still miss him.  He was a good man and a great father.

 

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