Thank you to Roy Herrera and Kathy O'Neil Lang we are getting some wonderful information about our late (June 25, 2018) classmate Bob Albrecht. I was waiting to post until I could come up with an obituary but so far I haven't found one, but this information may be more valuable anyway. Check this out and then come back again to read the rest below this link. If anyone has anything to add please email me! Be sure to scroll down for another great article about Bob!
Roy Herrera and Bob were in the Army together in the 1967-1968 timeframe. Bob went in at Fort Gordon in the spring of 1968, and went to Korea. Jeff Frahm, Roy and Bob were pals and here is an email of January 4, 2001 from Bob to Roy,quoted here with Roy's permission:
Me and the kid, Alden, were thinking about a trip to my sister Dee's house in
Leadville Colorado. Lost track of Jeff Frahm when he went to Co. a number of
years ago. Thought we might invade his space. Horse ranch in the mountains.
I ended up trying KHS.com and sure enough piece of cake. While I was at it,
where is Roy, the last I heard from a newsletter, under the bridge.
Jeff is in Co. with his 2nd wife, class of 77, horses and dogs and all
of that. Just had 2 boys in the last 1 1/2 years. He is doing fine and back
in the slot machine business, via the net and UPS from the mountains north of
Ft. Collins, CO.
Me, Iam in a relaxed mode on the historic preservation. Fixing old
house museums. I get paid some to write about it, but mostly I save the old
materials and do the old methods, copper, slate timbers, etc., that nobody
else is doing. I figured that if I studied and paid the dues I could be one
of those elite dudes with the knowledge to save those special buildings.
Well, I got there and it's lonely. There is no such profession. Everybody
hires contractors that remodel with minimum wage crews. The state has a list
of about 2 qualified guys and I am one. No work from that. Other things I
have done that would surely bring in the work. Wrote an article for the Old
House Journal, Got a distinguished service award from the Texas State
Historical Commission (2 a year given out), wrote a book, studied in England
for a summer, Nobody cares. I am tired of pushing on it, so I have semi
retired, this way when I make no money, it is a hobby. That felt good, I
knew that it was somebody else's fault, good to see it in writing.
Gretchen just got married and has a new kid, that is right. She is now
Gretchen Vasquez. Alden is out of High School but still no interest in
further education, work or even a hobby. He is living with his Mom and
borrowing her car. I now have less strings that any time in the last 20
years. The Harley is still around.
I got some Long Horn cattle out there mowing the 20 acres but the track
builders are moving in on me. I do not seem to have a whole lot of burning
information, been doing the hermit thing.
Oh, Gretchen and Alden for that matter went to NY NY a couple of years back.
Can't belive Cheri sent Alden to visit Gretchen in NY. There was some talk
about a Roy hunt in NY, but it never materialized. Gretchen was modeling, a
couple of jobs didn't cover the costs.
OK, you are it. Bob, the foe"
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