Larry James

Profile Updated: August 2, 2013
Residing In: Golden, CO USA
Occupation: exploration and mining - hard rock geology
Children/Granchildren (C'mon crow a little): Two great daughters, thin with blue eyes, look somewhat alike but one's adopted. Wonderful "kids", uncertain More…how much I can claim responsibility for their desire to help the world and make people happy. Only problem is, they are not seen often since they, like me, went off somewhere far for college. They're early 20s, off on their own now. Teacher classical musician. I have to wait for a break in their schedules and go visit them.
Military Service: Stanford ROTC, no bullets in my M-l rifle  
Comments:

OHS gave me a really good education, and what a nice location near the mountains and ski slopes and desert.
Some special teachers, some special friends ( one lost after Viet war.). Memories generally good, a lot of thanks to many. Got started into some interesting directions... Sorry not to have kept in better touch with more OHS and OJHS folk after leaving the Valley (I did come back once, for about a year, and have always come back to the Valley, almost yearly.
A few things learned have stood alone ever since... Spanish has been more useful than most of the grad school math and physics, and is still fun.

School Story:

Four years of undergraduate at Stanford...finally got out of trying to be an electrical engineer (inspired by Hill Field electronic surplus access by the radio club, and building things to transmit mysterious waves afar. Been a field and mineral industry geologist ever since my conversion in early l965. My folks and a Uni job paid the bills...all of $l0k total for 4 yrs! I dropped out of ROTC there, before signing a contract, because of all the courses to make up... about the time L B J dropped the message he needed every able male body in Asia. Ended up in graduate school at Penn State for 4 more years, and doing a thesis in eastern Nevada. A summer in WA-D.C. was good, but, a summer teaching labs on campus was the best.

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Jun 02, 2017 at 7:44 AM

Hi Larry,
I remember always being impressed with your curiosity and easy, friendly nature. You were a friend I admired and wished I could have been half as smart as you. Remember Senor de la Cruz?

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