Edward Joe Wagner
P.O. Box 13195
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151
Edward, more commonly known as Joe, then and now, moved to Tucson, Arizona shortly after graduation in 1961. In Tucson I attempted college at the University of Arizona. I realize now, I was not prepared academically or mentally. I did meet my spouse of 42 years, Fay, who was also attending U.of A. Fay was an art student, who has developed her talents into a multi-media extraordinary talent specializing in bronze and ceramic sculpture. Two children Heidi and Eric followed.
We moved to Los Angeles where I soon became a police officer. A few years later, same profession, I changed employers to the California Highway Patrol. It was a challenging, rewarding and fun career path. It also kept me out of Viet Nam. In 1975, I was hit by a drunk while directing traffic on the San Diego Freeway in Los Angeles. After a long Rehab, and early retirement, we moved via Napa and the California Wine Country to our Current residence of 33 years, South Tahoe, CA.
My convoluted education has included U. of Arizona, Phoenix College, AA degree from Santa Monica College, Credits from UCLA and USC. I finally obtained a degree in business and public administration from Sacramento State University.
After retirement I managed a sporting goods chain out of Lake Tahoe, sold real estate and ended up as a financial planner owning my own insurance agency for the past 20 years. Professional certification, CFP from the Certified Financial Planning College in Denver CLU, CHFC, FHU and REBC credentials from the American College in Bryn Myr, PA.
We are fairly well traveled having climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, two times successfully. Safaried the Serengeti during the migration, Fly fished in Chile, Sunbathed from Cozumel to Tahiti and mythical Zanzibar, Our travels include some 25 cruises. My avid pursuit of avocations includes coin collecting, skiing and fly-fishing, have kept us very busy. Spare time is spent taking care of our 1-acre garden and home.
Health has not been bountiful since my bodies auto collision while with the CHP. The future looks bright. I will continue my business activity for several more years. I probably will be forced out by health and age. I will take more time off for travel and the grandkids 2 from Eric, but retirement holds no glamour for me.
As Mickey has said, th, th,,th that's all folks.