Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Bill


Bill is a third generation veterinarian from southern Minnesota.  He and I are both tall and lanky Irish Americans with some of the same surnames on the family trees.  His father and mine were in the same veterinary school at the same time.  In World War II his father inspected pack mules 
before they were shipped to the China-Burma-India frontier, where my father treated
them and sent them over the mountains with supplies for the troops.  Small world.

9 comments:

RedPat said...

Probably related somehow, Jack!

Sharon Anck said...

Isn't that amazing!

LOLfromPasa said...

Super portrait.

Taken For Granted said...

Great portrait. Since you and Bill share some sir names in your family trees you may be distantly related. Need to establish where your families came from in Ireland. Perhaps it was the same county?

bill burke said...

An amazing story, Jack! Life is always full of surprises. Wonderful portrait too.

William Kendall said...

Small world indeed!

Gunn said...

I think the Irish blood have been good.... for both of you.
A very nice portrait!

jennyfreckles said...

Did you just find all that out in chatting, or did you know him already? Small world for sure.

Kay said...

That's a great story and a great portrait! Our fathers' generation was certainly shipped far and wide in World War II.