Besides being an alum and marrying a girl from California whoÂ also becameÂ a U of O alum, my dad was a 3 year letterman for the Oregon Basketball team and team captain his senior year.Â I bleed green and yellow.
One ofÂ my fathers'Â good friends Â (andÂ fratnerity brother)Â was Â Bill Bowerman, the infamousÂ Â Oregon (and Olympic) track coach and inventor of the first Nike shoes.
The image shown here isÂ Bill BowermanÂ and Bill BergÂ being goofyÂ during my dad's 80th birthday party 17 years ago.Â Bowerman has a seat cushion on his head.Â
My dad was a good amateur photographer and gave me the bug that turned into this wonderful profession.Â
The other photograph is Bill Bowerman with his wife Barbara, also taken during the partyÂ in our backyard (behind the studio, here in Springfield...recognize the fence?).Â Behind them is other quasi-famous people now deceased, Ed Harms, attorney, and John Stafford, architect.Â