We (Ken & Dawn) are both originally from
Pennsylvania. We both went to
York Suburban High School
and we both worked for General Telephone
in York. Ken worked in the Switch Room maintaining the Telephone
Switching Equipment and Dawn was a Telephone Operator.
One day, Ken was driving home from work
and happened to notice Dawn standing at a bus stop, in the rain,
waiting for the bus to take her to work. Ken decided to stop and
offer her a ride. Dawn accepted.
Dawn wrote Ken a very sweet thank you note
for giving her a ride and pinned it to the bulletin board at work.
Unfortunately, Ken was away at a Telephone Company training class
the next two weeks, so all the "guys" got to see the note before
Ken got back. The guys teased Ken a lot about the "sweet" note from
the telephone operator, so Ken decided that if they're going to
talk about him and Dawn anyway, he may as well ask her out for a
date. That was the beginning . . .
Guess you could say "we're
a telephone connection!"
After getting married, we lived in York for
about 10 years, then we moved to Boca Raton, Florida, where we
have enjoyed the past 22 years.
Ken and Dawn both worked for
, a German based Telephone Switching Equipment
manufacturer until recently. Ken had worked there 22 years and Dawn 12 years.
However, due to the slow economy and even slower Telecom equipment sales, Ken
and Dawn are no longer encumbered by careers. Ken put together a Web Page to
help X-Siemens people keep in touch. It is called
Siemens Telecom Friends
For many years, we were members of
Advent Lutheran Church
in Boca Raton. A few years ago, we have moved to First Christian Church. On
Saturday evenings, we also worship at
, a small Home Church in Deerfield Beach.
While we worshiped at Advent, Ken was very active in the
technical ministry at Advent Lutheran Church - the Sound And Light Team (SALT).
He also ran sound for Advent's Contemporary Christian music group called
"MAGIC" (Music Aimed at Growth In Christ).
Dawn sang with MAGIC , helped with technical setup and teardown, and danced
with a group called "Children of the King". While serving the technical
ministry at Advent, Ken wrote a
Sound And Light Training Manual
that many churches have found to be helpful in solving their sound, lighting,
and video challanges.
In addition to our own Home Page, Ken has
also put together Web Pages for:
Ken also wrote a short story about Christmas
Guess who's coming to the Party!
Maybe you'd like to read it.