The Tetons at Jackson Lake

The Tetons at Jackson Lake
This is where I started my surveying at the base of the Tetons in Wyoming in 1966. I was 16 years young at the time

Welcome to this Blog





Welcome to the one and only "Wyoming Stories and Beyond".
Michael Kastner was raised in Cheyenne,Wyoming and had the opportunity to live in other parts of the Great State of Wyoming.
He also lived in Laramie, Casper, Pinedale, Rawlins, Jackson and Torrington Wyoming. Later moved to Scottsbluff Nebraska were he bacame a "Wyobrascan"
His life has been filled with some very exciting and fun filled events that he will share with us.
Michael was born at Great Lakes Naval Hospital in North Chicago Illinois. His Mother was a Journalist in the United States Navy.
Shortly after his birth, two weeks to be exact. He and his mother returned to Cheyenne, Wyoming where this fun filled story begins....


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Wyoming State Flag

Wyoming State Flag

New Mexico USA

New Mexico USA
Living in New Mexico and my work place

Monday, August 9, 2010

Gonners



There are five types of Gonners.
1. Those that know everything.
2. Those that think they know everything.
3. Those that wish they knew everything.
4. Those that do not want to know anything at all.
5. Those that have passed on from this life and are not with us anymore

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Quote I love

Theodore Roosevelt

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

 

Saturday, August 7, 2010

My Grandparents

These are my Grandparents Max and Naomi on their wedding day



My Grandmother at 21
Max and his Nephew in Okalahoma

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Poolhall

I spent alot of time at my Grandfather Max's poolhall...

Max Shootin' pool at the Boyds #3 poolhall in Cheyenne,Wyoming.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

My Wonderful Family

Here is a picture of my wonderful Family
Adam - Julia - Maya

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My life in the United States Marine Corps





I was drafted into the Marine Corps in 1970. I served overseas and graduated from the United States Navy Diving School on Guam. The Navy Chief Petty Oficers had there way with us and sometimes I think the Navy Diving School,was at times, was alot harder then Marine Coprs Bootcamp... OOORUAHH !!!!!
Being stationed on Guam would later lead to some of my physical problem in life...
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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

True life stories in the Hood

I grew up on the south side of Cheyenne in what was call "Black Addition" Named after Tom Black senior who built FHA homes. I lived at 708 West Jefferson. My neighborhood was a multi-cultural mix of different people.
Spanish, Mexican, Greek, Japanese,Chinese, Korean, African American, Dutch, and many other ethnic groups.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Wyoming History and all....

Before I left Cheyenne Wyoming and moved to Nebraska I was able to attend every Frontier Day's from
1957 thru 1966 and then 1983 thru 1995 when I wound up in Taos New Mexico

Sunday, August 1, 2010

My current battle with ALS

 

Lou Gehrig

On July 27th 2010 I was diagnosed with ALS I will keep you posted on my progress...

Update Saturday August 14 2010.... The first signs of my ALS starter around 3 years ago. I started to notice some muscle twitching in my arms. At first I thought it was just something that would come and go. A year later I had my first EMG test at the VA hospital in Albquerque New Mexico. The results came back normal,at that point and the also took a blood test and it came back nornal also... A year later the twitching had become worse and so I had a seconf EMG. I had a total of 4 EMG test befor the gave me the news that I had ALS or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.. Well such is life and now the work begins!!!