I was a science teacher for 38 years teaching junior and senior high science. I retired in 2006 here in Graettinger after 24 years here. It is hard to believe it has been over 11 years since that time. I have several hobbies to keep me busy. I love to read. I also have interest in photography, astronomy, lapidary, and travel. This past August, my friend and I traveled to Stapleton Neb. to view the eclipse. It was a tremendous experience. I was able to get some decent photos of the eclipse stages through my filtered telescope. I have also been active in our local library and was a commissioner for the Palo Alto County Soil and Water Conservation Board for 12 years. I hope to have many more years to travel and enjoy retirement.