Name: Ken Ferguson Email address: Spouses name: Faye Years married: Number of Children: Number of Grandchildren: Number of Great-Grandchildren: Education: Career/Work Info: PSNS Company or Business name: Notable Achievements: Your status now: Future plans: Todays date: July 2010 Comments or information: (provided on the reunion reservation form): Ken's chronology: 1960: high school graduation 1960-1962: military (Navy sonarman) 1962-1966: explored & tried to find my niche in the world in CA & WA 1966-1970: PSNS apprentice shipfitter 1968: married Peggy Isler of E. Bremerton 1969: sired a son, David 1970-1986: PSNS employee as shipfitter 1986: divorced 1987: remarried to Faye Lisa of Port Orchard & inherited 3 children: Lena, Tisa & Berlin 1988-1991: Naples Italy (worked as a marine surveyor on American ships in ports of Naples & Gaeta Italy; La Magdalegna Sardenia; Malaga Spain; Loulon, Nice & Villafranca France; Catonia Sicily; Haifa Israel; United Immirates Bahrain; Alexandria Egypt & Corsica. 1991-1993: Returned to U.S. - resided at Sequim WA & continued to work at PSNS as planner & estimator (code 231) until retirement in April 1993. 1993-1994: Being on full retirement status we moved to Newport WA & started to remodel our waterfront lake cabin on Darvis Lake. During the year long project, we managed to put in the septic system & a beautiful bathroom. In addition, purchased a floating dock. 1994-2001: Tired of remodeling, I decided to take a break & pursued a childhood dream -- that of being a trucker. I enrolled in a truck driving school in Spokane & upon graduation got my CBL and went long-haul trucking throughout the continent for 7 years. I've seen all but 2 (Vermont & Alsaka) of the 50 states. Lived in Eastern WA for 9 years. 2001-2003: Quit long-haul trucking & was hired by Todd Shipyard in Seattle. I was part of Todd's management team for a couple years. Terminated in Dec. 2003 & returned to full retirement status (2nd time). Our residence was at Kelsey CT, Port Orchard. Feb. 2004: Took a 3 month retirement trip to Guam; the northern Marianas Islands of Rota, Saipan & Tinian and to Cairns, Australia. Sept. 2004: Made preparations for daughter Lina's wedding (later being a few thousand poorer) held at Cedar Springs in Port Orchard. 2005-2006: Moved to Gable Ave - did remodeling, built storage sheds, erected a 3 car carport & RV cover; surveyed & fenced in lot with white vinyl fences. July 2006: Son Tisa's wedding held at the Rose Gardens at Point Defiance in Tacoma. Oct. 2006: Drove a U-Haul truck for a family moving to Moreno Valley, CA 2006-2009: Continued remodeling project at Gable Ave. April 2009: Took an all-expense paid trip to Las Vegas, NV courtesy of our son, Tisa & family - gambling money included. It was for 3-nights 4-days. July 2009: Richland, WA - met Faye's stepdaughter & grandson & her new husband. They are from Missoula, MT, but were on a church convention. In addition spent a week with my aunt - helped her set up her washer & dryer at her cabin at Deer Lake. Dec. 2009: For Xmas presents, our youngest son, Berlin gave us round-trip tickets to Kings Bay, GA (Berlin - Chief in U.S. Coast Guard & stationed at Kings Bay). Berlin showed us the 1st house he bought; took us on a tour to Savannah GA & ate at the Paula Dean's multi-story restaurant; a tour of the Okerfeenokee Swamp in Waycross GA. In addition, toured Florida - Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Tampa, Clearwater, Kennedy Sace Center & The Villages Retirment Community. We spent Christmas & New Year's with our son. In addition, he took us to Rock Hill SC to visit Faye's youngest sister & family. It was awesome & had a really great time while it lasted. Jan. 2010: Retuned from our month and a half trip to GA. March 2010: Took cross-country trip to Oregon; California (visited relatives); Arizona (visited Faye's godmother in Mesa - relatives in Tucson & toured Tombstone); New Mexico; Texas; LA (saw remnants of Katrina); Mississippi; Alabama; Florida (went fishing on the Gulf (before the oil spill) with relatives & caught 27 Spanish Mackerels); Georgia (attended Berlin's 1st communion & confirmation on Easter Sunday in the Catholic Faith); S. Carolina - visited Faye's sister & family; N. Carolina - visited Faye's nephew & family; Virginia - visited relatives & attended 1st communion of a nephew. Maryland; Delaware - visited relatives & they took us to see VP Biden's famly estates; New Jersey - visited relatives & Faye's 1st husband's grave - went golfing with relatives; W. Virginia; Kentucky - visited Faye's cousin & family; Tennesee - visited Faye's relatives & they took us to Nashville to see the aftermath of floods; Illinois - visited another of Faye's relatives; Missouri - toured Gateway Arch; Kansas; Iowa - visited Council Bluffs casino & Faye won $500; Nebraska - visited Faye's uncle in a nursing home; South Dakota - toured Rapid City's Mt. Rushmore, Sturgis & Deadwood; Wyoming; Montana - greeted with pouring rain, lightning, thunder & 39 degree cold weather after going thru 70-90 degree sunny weather throughout trip. Faye's stepdaughter & husband took is out for breakfast in Missoula; Idaho - visited with friends from Sandpoint & were taken out to dinner; Washington - visited Ken's parent's graves & relatives on the Pend Oreille River. June 2010: Home at last! Gone for 81 days; went through 29 states & drove 10,000 miles.