Family and friends

My wonderful family.  For them I am sure it has been strange seeing their father so consumed with American History–and seeing him dressed so strange and in public at times.  I am so thankful for them.

THE SAGE FAMILY 2010

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In Minneapolis on what was called “The Magical History Tour”

From left to right: Beth, Me, Cindy, Scott, (Beth’s husband,) Sarah, Andrew

The Mississippi River is in the background.

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I owe a lot to my parents, now departed, pictured here with Cindy and me on our wedding day, way back in 1974.  They stuck by me during some very dark periods in my life.  I am very grateful to them, miss them and think of them often.

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Mom standing in front of their cabin in the woods.

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Dad, when he was in the service during World War II

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From left to right: Larry Spisak, Gene Shadley, Me, John Hayes

From a canoe trip taken in a snowy October

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2006 October canoe trip.  it snowed on the second day.

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Dan Bergerson

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Don Newsome

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From left to right: Mel Hankla, Doug Delseme, David Wright, Larry Spisak

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My very good friend, mentor and editor, Barbara Lehmann

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Returning from an epic trip on Lake Superior in 2012

From left to right: Bill Holcomb, Me, John Hayes, Larry Spisak, John Beltman and Pat Lipps (sitting)

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Good friend, mentor and fellow author, Gerry Barker

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Bill Graham and Ed Robey

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From left to right: John Beltman, Duane Bishoff, John Hayes, Dan Bergerson, Len Clark, Me, Gene Shadley and Rick Balen

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From left to right, Gene Shadley, John Hayes, Me, Larry Spisak

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My two favorite horses, Mandy and…….

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Traveler

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Two great companions: Lilly, a white German Sheppard, Missy, a Sheppard mix.

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