Blogs by Rep Bob Lynn

Blog site of Representative Bob Lynn, Alaska House of Representatives,District 31 Anchorage, Alaska. Blogs consist of public comments during legislative sessions, speeches, political commentary, as well as personal observations, and some journal type entries. Comments are invited.

Location: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Member of the Alaska State House of Represeentatives since 2003. US Air Force, Retired; military bandsman; F94C interceptor pilot; Vietnam service as radar controller (Monkey Mountain), radar site commander(Pleiku); Government Contract Management; Public school Teacher, Retired. Married 55 years to Marlene Wagner Lynn, 6 children, 20 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. Member St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church. Former Tucson Arizona policeman, Ambulance Driver and Mortician's Assistant, Realtor (currently on referral status).

Saturday, August 30, 2008


Marlene and I celebrated our 55th wedding anniversary here in Anchorage August 30th. In case you’re wondering, when we married in 1953 she was 19 and I was 20. We were married in Valdosta, Georgia where I was attending Air Force Advanced Instrument training, and checking out in the F94C Starfire interceptor at Moody Air Force Base. I soloed the F94C the morning after our marriage.

I met Marlene (Wagner) on a blind date (she was “blind” date – I wasn’t) in 1952, when I was an Aviation Cadet at Malden Air Base, Missouri. My roommate Cadet Don Carter had a date in Dexter, Missouri – 12 miles north of Malden. He didn’t have wheels. I did: a 1941 Oldsmobile Club Coupe. Marlene and I, Don and his date Betty, drove to East Cape Girardeau, Illinois for dinner and dancing to big band music at the Purple Crackle, a fine supper club in those days.

When I graduated in June 1953 from Aviation Cadets at Webb AFB, Big Springs, Texas, Marlene and I became engaged. She pinned my Air Force wings and second lieutenant’s bars at the Cadet graduation ceremony. We’re now the proud parents of six kids, grandparents of 19, and great-grandparent on one. Life is good!


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