Our family first met Duane in Fort Bidwell where we were herding sheep. We had recently left Mexico in the hunt for a better life. Our daughter Aurora was 6 weeks old when Duane ran into us. He started our family’s social life. Before we knew it, we were invited to the Sunday BBQ gatherings of the local community.
We have kept in touch with Duane for over 30+ years and have always remained very good friends. We have visited each other many times. This summer, Duane is visiting us with a 12-year old student from the Czech Republic.
Duane has always been very encouraging of our family members’ successes; our 3 children have Master’s Degrees.