Melvin Wolf

Name: Mel Wolf Wife’s Name: Jan Address: PO Box 886, Loveland, CO 80539-0886 Phone: 970.667.3191

E-Mail: mel_wolf@comcast.net Years married: 48 as of May 1, 2013 Family: Justthe 2 of us. No children, but we do have several nieces and nephews and their children to entertain us and keep us up to date. Jan has one brother and one sister still living and my sister is in California.

Occupation: Varies day to day. I still haven’t figured out what I want to do when I grow up. Kinda tired but not officially retired and still look at options. I doubt that I will ever truly retire.

Brief description of last 50 years: After graduation; moved to Greeley, worked in Denver for 3 months and then back for

my brother for 4 years as an electrician. Became self employed in 1968 as an electrical contractor in Loveland until 1981. I had 125 employees when I sold that.

From 1963 to the present and during my contracting days, I have been involved in land development, real estate sales, restaurant owner, resort owner and many other ventures and partnerships, some really good and some not so really good. I still maintain a Master Electrician license in Colorado and Wyoming and a Colorado Real Estate Broker License (currently inactive). There have been a lot of ups and downs over the years, but for the most part, I wouldn’t change much if I had it to do over. We both still have most of our health and continue looking into options to continue our senior years. Shoot, 68 isn’t THAT old.

From about 1980 I have been doing a lot of volunteer public service (read non paying) such as: Member and Chair of the

Colorado State Trails Committee for 8 years, Past President (was President for 10 years) of the Colorado Snowmobile Association (40 Clubs throughout Colorado with 2,500+ members), Chair of the Western Chapter of the American Council of Snowmobile Associations (included 9 Western States and the 5 Western Canadian Provinces), past member of the Board of the Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition and some other trivial positions. That has all been very rewarding in its own way, interesting, and afforded us an opportunity to travel around and meet many folks from all walks of life and all parts of the country.

Since graduating, I have also had the opportunity to do a lot of hunting and fishing in Canada, Alaska, Africa, Mexico, and our surrounding States. I have raced cars and snowmobiles, attended the Indy 500, and in some manner and for some reason been in almost all of the 50 States, except the Southeast, and most Canadian Provinces.

Jan and I have traveled quite a bit visiting the Bahamas, Spain, Morocco, Mexico City, Alaska, Cayman Islands, several Canadian Provinces and Cities as well as a lot of camping, fishing, ATV’ing, snowmobiling, partying, etc., etc.. To make a long story short, we have tried to work hard and play harder.

Jan was born in Longmont, and I in Greeley, so we, as I know a lot of you, have never lived far from our original homes. WOW!! how things have changed around here.

A few more highlights of my / our 50 years not mentioned above:

 

Rome, Italy – toured the Vatican, Cistine Chapel, Coleseum, etc.

Paris,France – witnessed the Eiffel Tower and many other sites.

London, England – witnessed “the changing of the guard” at Buckingham Palace as well as several other site visits.

Toronto, Ontario – while there we took a tour of Niagara Falls from the Canadian side.

Quebec City, Quebec – stayed about an hour North at La Malbaie on the Saint Lawrence Seaway.

Border of Zimbabwe and Zambia, Africa – convinced the border guards to let us fly over Victoria Falls in a 182 Cessna in order to take pictures after a short fuel stop. We were approved as long as we climbed to 5000 feet minimum altitude due to Rebels being seen on the Zambia side.

Costa Del Sol, Spain – rented a cab and went to Port Banus, a humongous port for huge yachts, etc. and saw the Queen of England’s ship. Cabbie didn’t speak English and we didn’t speak Spanish so it was an interesting few hours. We also took an airboat across the Mediterranean Sea to Morocco, passing by the Rock of Gibraltar and toured Casablanca while there.  

 

Kenya, Africa – one camp we stayed at while hunting was at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro with rare glimpses of the top.

 

I sincerely look forward to seeing everyone at the reunion and visit about the good old days. I would also like to personally thank all of those on the Committee that worked so hard to make this happen.    

 

See you there.   Mel