Professor (Emeritus) Duncan C. McDougall of Plymouth State University in New Hampshire Continues his Story.
(*A Romanian/English pun. Apologies to The Beatles.)
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Mr. Kenneth Tarr died this week. He was an amazing public servant. A World War Two veteran of Patton's Third Army Tank Corps, he helped to relieve Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. Since the War, he had lived in New Hampshire, raising a large family, and among other jobs, serving as commandant of the Veteran's Home in Tilton for twenty years. Yesterday afternoon, we of the NHPGR stood a flag line in his honor at a Concord funeral home, as his friends and family paid respects during calling hours. We came in cages (cars), as February is hardly a motorcycling month in New Hampshire.
Coming home last evening from that PGR mission on I-93, in "cruise" at about 70 MPH, I awoke to see the butt end of a truckload of logs directly in front of my windshield. I swerved left. The Santa Fe pulled a Klaus, and held the road without turning over, even though I had crossed the left lane onto the median shoulder, had heard the rumble strip, and had swerved back into the left lane. Thanks, God! Now, what hast Thou preserved me for?