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Neil Tousley

Some of you may remember that I married my wife

Cindy at the Base Chapel in Bainbridge, Ga. on July

2, 1955, which means we celebrated our 50th

Anniversary last year.

After graduation from Goodfellow AFB in San Angelo,

TX, we were assigned to Ellington AFB in Houston. We

spent almost two wonderful years at Ellington, made

a lot of friends and flew many hours in a T-29,

navigator training plane. We left the Air Force in

Dec. of 57 and moved to Peoria, IL., where I went to

work for a Commercial General Contractor. We built

schools, hospitals, factory buildings, dormitories,

parking decks, etc. I eventually left the original

Co. and started my own. I also became involved in

the Restaurant business (I built two and ended up

with some Ownership) and now have seven Restaurants

located in Illinois and Indiana.

We have two children, Kim who was born at Ellington

AFB and Michael who was born in Peoria. Kim is

married and has two sons - Brad who is a senior at

Iowa State and will be going to Medical School next

fall and Matt who is a junior in HS and is thinking

about De Paul. Michael is married and is President

of a large General Contracting Company in Des

Moines, IA. He has a daughter and son - Ashley is a

senior at the University of Iowa and will be going

to Law School next year and Ryan is a junior at East

Carolina University and is majoring in baseball and

hopefully something else.

Since retirement, we have traveled quite a bit and

especially enjoyed hiking trips we took to Scotland,

France, Italy and the Pacific Northwest. Then the

left knee decided it didn't want to do hiking

anymore. Other than that, I enjoy fishing and

playing golf, which takes a considerable amount of

my time. Cindy retired from teaching second grade

and now works part time as a floral designer as well

as being very active at our church.

Cindy and I have been blessed with good health,

wonderful kids and our spoiled rotten Scottie,

Darby. We now spend most of the year in Peoria and

the winter months in Ft Myers, Fl. We really look

forward to seeing old friends in April. You'll know

me immediately; I have white hair.