Who is Ron Dudelston?
My fellow Hoosier, John Mellencamp, wrote a song that describes me. I was born and raised in a small Indiana town during the post WWII years. I married my high school sweetheart nearly 50 years ago and I'm as smitten with her now as I was then. We have two children and 5 grandchildren all of whom I dote over at every opportunity. I served in the United States Air Force from 1969 to 1973 during the Vietnam War with 2 stints in Southeast Asia. I carried that military side into my civilian life and I respect and own firearms. In 2008, I completed my working career and retired from the Maintenance and Engineering group at Borg Warner Automotive where I developed and managed the predictive maintenance program for the plant.
I've been with The Patriot Woodworker almost since its birth and I'm pleased to currently acting as one of our site administrators. As a Christian, my church home plays a vital role in my life. I served as a church elder for 12 years and currently my wife and I serve on the leadership team for our senior's ministry. Currently, I teach a home bible study to about 15 adults in our home. I also proudly serve on the election board for our county.
As previously mentioned, my passion is my family, church and friends as well as woodworking. What fact that many here don't know is that I am infatuated with kites and kite building. I have been building these airborne beauties for nearly 40 years and flying helped keep me sane during my working years In fact, I built kites long before I caught the working wooding fever.
Well folks I hope this helps you understand who I am and what makes me tick. See y'all in the forums!