Next question from 52 Stories. What do you consider your greatest academic achievement?
I don't feel super accomplished in academia. I have an associate's degree, but it's just in General Studies. I'm not extremely proud of that. I got pretty good grades, but could have done better, so...not a lot to be proud of there either.
The one assignment I can think of that I am so happy I completed, and still read and even cherish, is an assignment I was given in my US History class with Brother Marshall at Ricks. It's an interview with my grandfather, John A. Haeberle. I wrote down lots of questions, then sat with him for over an hour, I think, with my tape recorder rolling, and asked him all about his life and thoughts about events that took place in his life. Then I put that tape in my Walkman and sat at the computer and typed it all up. That took a long time. Lots of pushing the Play, Stop, and Rewind buttons. I got an A on that project. But even better, way better, I have a bit of Grandaddy's life recorded, in his own words. I love hearing his voice in my mind when I read it. I think I will upload it to FamilySearch today.