Today, May, 6, 1930, my father was born!
This day will be reposted every year, as my memorial to him.
My father and I did a lot together., both when I was a child, and later, as an adult.
Our family went camping every weekend when I was growing up. A close campground we went to was called Hawthorn Hills, near Waterford, WI.
Being an electrical engineer, my father taught me early on about transistors, diodes, capacitors, and a lot more. This is what sparked me to become an RF engineer.
My father was also a welding machine developer, and he holds the U.S patent on the Mag-Arc welding process. I am EXTREMELY PROUD to have him as a father!
He designed and built 'just for me', a self-contained model rocket launch control system. You can check continuity, battery voltage, current draw, as well as test your connection to the rocket engine (SRP). I also had a special 'launch key' to arm and fire the rocket!
Yes, I love my dad, I always will, and he will always be remembered for as long as I live!
IN MEMORY OF:
ERNEST A. ERICKSON, father and husband.
BORN: MAY 6, 1930
PASSED AWAY: APRIL 21, 2013