Hines Alumni Association Monthly E Alert 2018 Month February What you will find: Information from our members including links to blogs, website articles and podcasts. * Events * StoryCorps is on the road again with the 2018 tour of its MobileBooth, an Airstream trailer converted to a mobile recording studio, in which people around America can become a part of the country’s storytelling history. The MobileBooth will travel thousands of miles through the United States, visiting cities for a month each, recording meaningful conversations, and preserving them in the StoryCorps archive at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Please see below forRead More →

This week we will introduce you to Dean Pedersen, a fellow member of Hines Alumni. Sgt. Pedersen served in the US Army. He and his wife, Betty, live in Valley City, North Dakota with their children, Matthew and Jen Pedersen, and Sarah and Mike Lerud and grandson Jack. Dean is blind due to an enemy grenade injury he received while he was serving his last two weeks in Vietnam in 1969. After surgeries and hospital stays he went to the Hines V.A. and entered the Central Blind Rehabilitation Center where he stayed from October 16, 1969 until March 27, 1970. Dean has been a memberRead More →

What a morning…… 8:00 I made a snowman. 8:10 A feminist passed by and asked me why I didn’t make a snow woman. 8:15 So, I made a snow woman. 8:17 The nanny of the neighbors complained about the snow woman’s voluptuous chest. 8:20 The gay couple living nearby grumbled that it could have been two snowmen instead. 8:25 The vegans at No. 12 complained about the carrot nose, as veggies are food and not to decorate snow figures with. 8:28 I am being called a racist because the snow couple is white. 8:31 The Muslim gent across the road wants the snow woman toRead More →