Scott Morton

Profile Updated: February 25, 2015
Residing In Luang Prabang Province Lao Peoples Democratic Republic
Spouse/Partner Thong Khoun Sipasirt
Occupation Electronics engineer - now retired
Children None
Military Service Army  
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Got married in 1970.
Graduated from SDSU in 1970 and got drafted 6 months later. Luckily avoided Vietnam and got sent to Korea instead, working for Armed Forces Radio & TV.
Got out of the Army in 1972 and went to work at the Naval Electronics Lab in 1972. Split with my wife in 1976, and after dating women again for awhile finally came out gay. In the late 70's, I became disenchanted with crowded southern California, and converted a bus into a motorhome as a means of escape to get out and see the country. Moved with my boyfriend in the bus up to Alaska in 1984. Got a job as the engineer for the public radio station in Homer, Alaska, built a house, and then started a small broadcast-engineering business. Did broadcast engineering for 13 years and then did some oilfield communications work on the north slope thru the early 2000's. My boyfriend and I split up after 20 years. He went to Hawaii, and I knocked around SE Asia for a few years, and ended up in Laos. I'm now retired and living in the village of Ban Pik Noi a few km outside of the city of Luang Prabang in northern Laos.

School Story

My favorite story actually happened after graduation in '68. Nick Goodvin and I drove to Ft.Worth in his newly-rebuilt Alfa Romeo 1600, and on the way back the car proceeded to self-destruct in every way imaginable.

I wrote it up for submission to Car Talk's "Car Trip From Hell" competition a few years back. Maybe I'll post it here later.

I haven't seen Nick for over 30 years, and I hope he finds the story as funny as I do.

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70. OMG. Well I'm still only 69 - at least for 4 more months. But what the hell, look at Tom Rice, still going strong at 95. And that's still over 25 years off. :-)

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Oct 01, 2015 at 9:33 AM

Phil Mosen and I were in Boy Scouts together in Troop 825 at St, Marks Lutheran church. We shared a common love of the outdoors, but after graduation he lost contact. I hope he had a good and happy life.

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You have some really wonderful photos here.

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Good for you, Joe.

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Posted on: Jan 30, 2015 at 4:21 AM

Rodger, I also did the RV thing full-time for 5 years back in the 80's in a self-converted school bus. My boyfriend and I lived in it at the former Hollins Lake campground in Santee in '83 and '84 before departing for Alaska, where we settled down and built a house in Homer, ending our mobile lifestyle in 1988.
If Mike Reno is reading this, you and your guys painted this bus in 1980 when you were working at Norm Pressley's.

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Jan 30, 2015 at 1:30 AM

OK - I wanna know who else besides me in our class is gay! With almost 500 of us, there must be a couple dozen. Raise your hands - don't be shy. :-)

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Mr. Borup's 5th grade class at Hilltop Drive Elementary.
Top L-R: Jackie Leitch, Toni Watts, Larry Schultheis, Dale Luzkow, Jeanne Brownell, Jerry McCann, ?, ?, Shery Medler
2nd Row: Brian Hurley, ?, ?, Alan Coffer, ?, Ronnie Cummings, Louise Culley,?, ?
3rd Row: ?, ?, Ronnie Cayla, ?, Raymond Martell, ?, Mike Calvert, Kendra Ace
4th Row: Me and three others whose names I forget.
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Mr. Borup's 5th grade class at Hilltop Drive Elementary.
Top L-R: Jackie Leitch, Toni Watts, Larry Schultheis, Dale Luzkow, Jeanne Brownell, Jerry McCann, ?, ?, Shery Medler
2nd Row: Brian Hurley, ?, ?, Alan Coffer, ?, Ronnie Cummings, Louise Culley,?, ?
3rd Row: ?, ?, Ronnie Cayla, ?, Raymond Martell, ?, Mike Calvert, Kendra Ace
4th Row: Me and three others whose names I forget.
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