<p><span style="font-size: 12px;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-size: 18px;"><font color="#0000ff"><span style="font-size: 18px;">H</span>ere are photos from various points in my life.</font></span></p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;">Hear I am as a toddler in 1962, beginning my literary career.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><img border="0" src="/xml/wfxdirect/res;jsessionid=FCFC9A530B0E939204578EA3FEF37A34.TC4a?name=1962+Dad+Reading+the+Newspaper+w_3+Sons%2C+Sm.jpg&type=image" wfxtype="resource" wfxsrc="1962 Dad Reading the Newspaper w_3 Sons, Sm.jpg" /></span></span></span></p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><br /></span></span></span></p><p /><p /><p /><p><span style="font-size: 14px;">1966 David, Dennis, and Derrick in Philadelphia.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><img border="0" src="/xml/wfxdirect/res;jsessionid=FCFC9A530B0E939204578EA3FEF37A34.TC4a?name=1966+David%2C+Dennis%2C+%26+Derrick%2C+Philadelphia%2C+Sm.jpg&type=image" wfxtype="resource" wfxsrc="1966 David, Dennis, & Derrick, Philadelphia, Sm.jpg" /></span></p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><br /></span></p><p /><p /><p /><p><span style="font-size: 14px;">1973 Todd Christemson, Larry Ferguson, Dale Novak, and Derrick.  Nerd buddies playing with puppies just before my family moved from Wisconsin to Boston.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><img border="0" src="/xml/wfxdirect/res;jsessionid=FCFC9A530B0E939204578EA3FEF37A34.TC4a?name=1973+Todd+Christemson%2C+Larry+Ferguson%2C+Dale+Novak+%26+Derrick%2C+Sm.jpg&type=image" wfxtype="resource" wfxsrc="1973 Todd Christemson, Larry Ferguson, Dale Novak & Derrick, Sm.jpg" /></span></p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><br /></span></p><p /><p /><p><span style="font-size: 14px;">My first day in Oregon.  July 1979: Dad (Bill), Dennis, and Derrick.  The Columbia river is behind us.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><img border="0" src="/xml/wfxdirect/res;jsessionid=FCFC9A530B0E939204578EA3FEF37A34.TC4a?name=1979+Dad%2C+Dennis+%26+Derrick+arrive+in+Oregon%2C+Sm.jpg&type=image" wfxtype="resource" wfxsrc="1979 Dad, Dennis & Derrick arrive in Oregon, Sm.jpg" /></span></p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><br /></span></p><p /><p /><p /><p><span style="font-size: 14px;">My first car, my grandmother's 1988 Valient.  I drove it out to Oregon from Minnesota and had it repainted in 1979.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><img border="0" src="/xml/wfxdirect/res;jsessionid=FCFC9A530B0E939204578EA3FEF37A34.TC4a?name=1979+Derrick+w_66+Valient%2C+Sm.jpg&type=image" wfxtype="resource" wfxsrc="1979 Derrick w_66 Valient, Sm.jpg" /></span></span></span></span></p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><br /></span></span></span></span></p><p /><p /><p /><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">1983 as Ast. Scoutmaster of Troop 799, Tigard, OR. I was Scoutmastrer for 7 years, plus many more as an Ast. Scoutmaster.</span></span></span></p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><img style="height: 749px; width: 464px;" border="0" src="/xml/wfxdirect/res;jsessionid=FCFC9A530B0E939204578EA3FEF37A34.TC4a?name=1983+Derrick+At+T799+Leadership+Training+1983b.jpg&type=image" width="464" height="749" wfxtype="resource" wfxsrc="1983 Derrick At T799 Leadership Training 1983b.jpg" /></span></p><p /><p /><p /><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><span style="font-size: 14px;">F</span>ollowing is a photo of me at the top of Mt. Hood, OR in 1984. It was my first of seven assents of this beautiful mountain. As Scoutmaster, I was leading the older scouts of Troop 799 on this high-adventure outing. My buddy, James Worley, took the photo.</span></p><p><img border="0" src="/xml/wfxdirect/res;jsessionid=FCFC9A530B0E939204578EA3FEF37A34.TC4a?name=1984+Derrick+on+Mt+Hood+05-84+%28Half+Size%29.jpg&type=image" wfxtype="resource" wfxsrc="1984 Derrick on Mt Hood 05-84 (Half Size).jpg" /></p><p><br /></p><p /><p><span style="font-size: 14px;">In 1985 I earned a Gold Congressional Award for voluntary public service, personal development, and physical fitness.</span></p><p><img border="0" src="/xml/wfxdirect/res;jsessionid=FCFC9A530B0E939204578EA3FEF37A34.TC4a?name=1985+Gold+Congressional+Award%2C+Sm.jpg&type=image" wfxtype="resource" wfxsrc="1985 Gold Congressional Award, Sm.jpg" /></p><p><br /></p><p /><p /><p><span style="font-size: 14px;">The Duehrens in 1996: Dennis, Bill, Mickey, Dave, and Derrick </span></p><p><img border="0" src="/xml/wfxdirect/res;jsessionid=FCFC9A530B0E939204578EA3FEF37A34.TC4a?name=1996+Family+Portait%2C+Sm.jpg&type=image" wfxtype="resource" wfxsrc="1996 Family Portait, Sm.jpg" /></p><p><br /></p><p /><p /><p /><p><span style="font-size: 14px;">I was heavily involved in my first political </span><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 16.8px;">involvement</span><span style="font-size: 14px;">: the Obama 2008 campaign.  Here I am, in the middle of the 75,000 that showed up to hear Barack Obama speak to Portland, OR on May 18, 2008.  </span></p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><img border="0" src="/xml/wfxdirect/res;jsessionid=FCFC9A530B0E939204578EA3FEF37A34.TC4a?name=2008+Obama+Portland+5-18+007%2C+Sm.jpg&type=image" wfxtype="resource" wfxsrc="2008 Obama Portland 5-18 007, Sm.jpg" /></span></p><p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><br /></span></p><p /><p /><p><span style="font-size: 14px;">My current car is this 2007 Mazda 3 with leather seats and power everything.  I added a trailer hitch to pull my utility trailer.</span></p><p><img border="0" src="/xml/wfxdirect/res;jsessionid=FCFC9A530B0E939204578EA3FEF37A34.TC4a?name=2008+New+Mazda+3+03+Sm.JPG&type=image" wfxtype="resource" wfxsrc="2008 New Mazda 3 03 Sm.JPG" /></p><span style="font-size: 14px;"><p /><p>Jeannine and Derrick at Yelowstone Park August 2010.</p><p><img border="0" src="/xml/wfxdirect/res;jsessionid=FCFC9A530B0E939204578EA3FEF37A34.TC4a?name=2010+Idaho+Trip+Head+Shot+Sm.jpg&type=image" wfxtype="resource" wfxsrc="2010 Idaho Trip Head Shot Sm.jpg" /></p><p><br /></p><p>Derrick and Jeannine's 10/15/2010 Wedding.</p><p /><p><img border="0" src="/xml/wfxdirect/res;jsessionid=FCFC9A530B0E939204578EA3FEF37A34.TC4a?name=Wedding+001+Croped+Small.JPG&type=image" width="719" height="546" wfxtype="resource" wfxsrc="Wedding 001 Croped Small.JPG" /></p><p><br /></p><p /><p><span style="font-size: 14px;">Clowning around in 2012</span></p><p><img border="0" src="/xml/wfxdirect/res;jsessionid=FCFC9A530B0E939204578EA3FEF37A34.TC4a?name=2012-06+St.+Helens+Parade+Clowns%2C+DD+%26+JJ+01+Crop%2C+Tiny.jpg&type=image" wfxtype="resource" wfxsrc="2012-06 St. Helens Parade Clowns, DD & JJ 01 Crop, Tiny.jpg" /></p><p><br /></p><p /><p>2011 Christmas.  Our Macaw, Madeline, is on my shoulder.</p><p><img border="0" src="/xml/wfxdirect/res;jsessionid=FCFC9A530B0E939204578EA3FEF37A34.TC4a?name=2011+XMas+Portrait+01+Sm.jpg&type=image" wfxtype="resource" wfxsrc="2011 XMas Portrait 01 Sm.jpg" /></p><p><br /></p><p /><p /><p>Derrick' and Jeannin'e 6-acre Old Mill House shortly after moving in.   We have 3 horses, three dogs, three cats, 8 chickens, and a Macaw.</p><p> <img border="0" src="/xml/wfxdirect/res;jsessionid=FCFC9A530B0E939204578EA3FEF37A34.TC4a?name=Old+Mill+House+001+Close+2011+Sm.jpg&type=image" wfxtype="resource" wfxsrc="Old Mill House 001 Close 2011 Sm.jpg" /></p><p><br /></p><p /><p /><p>Following are photos of some of the major remodeling we did to make this house livable.  This is the Kitchen before and after.  Derrick did the work himself with the help of some hired laborers.</p><p /><p><img border="0" src="/xml/wfxdirect/res;jsessionid=FCFC9A530B0E939204578EA3FEF37A34.TC4a?name=2011+Before+%26+After%2C+Kitchen+Sm.jpg&type=image" wfxtype="resource" wfxsrc="2011 Before & After, Kitchen Sm.jpg" /></p><p /><p>Living room</p><p><img border="0" src="/xml/wfxdirect/res;jsessionid=FCFC9A530B0E939204578EA3FEF37A34.TC4a?name=2011+Before+%26+After%2C+Living+Room+Sm.jpg&type=image" wfxtype="resource" wfxsrc="2011 Before & After, Living Room Sm.jpg" /></p><p /><p>Master bedroom</p><p><img border="0" src="/xml/wfxdirect/res;jsessionid=FCFC9A530B0E939204578EA3FEF37A34.TC4a?name=2011+Before+%26+After%2C+MBR+Sm.jpg&type=image" wfxtype="resource" wfxsrc="2011 Before & After, MBR Sm.jpg" /></p><p /></span>