|Born in Akron, Ohio|
I was born in Akron General Hospital on August 15, 1950. My birth certificate says it was at 11:53 pm. At that time, I had two older brothers, Rick who was 3-1/2 and Bob who was 9. My father's name was Robert Reese Lutz, and my mother's maiden name was Ethel Bernise Rice.
Click [HERE] to view a few of their photos.
|Needles & the house on Maple St|
My earliest memories are of Manistee, Michigan and the house on Maple Street, where we lived from 1954 to 1955. It was a large, two-story house with a basement and a huge, multi-story (3) garage. A doctor owned the house, and my parents only rented it for one year. Supposedly, my parents discovered a embalmed fetus, left over by the doctor, in a jar in the basement!
|Where I've Lived|
When I was young my family moved many times. I was always "the new kid." Then in the '70s, I found myself in many different settings, also.
1980 was the beginning date for a 27-year span of living in the same local!
(that would be Ketchum, Idaho – my last residence in the U.S.)
The timeline is below.
|Homemade Go Cart|
When I was nine years old, and soon after moving from East North Street in Owosso, to the house on King Street, my father brought home a go cart one day. If I remember correctly, he picked it up at a boat show, and was probably some kind of promotional gift.
Anyway, it was in pieces, and I had to put it together. The kit was for a "coasting-type" cart, as the kit did not include an engine.
I do not remember how I got started, but while I lived on King Street, I published a one page neighborhood newsletter.
Not much to it, I'd go around and talk to people and ask them what's new, or if they had plans for some event or whatever. …
|Early years images|
Following my mother's death in 2010, my brother went through all her photos, and forwarded those of me to the Philippines.
Below is are (3) image galleries of photos from those "early years".