Hans Dankers

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Hans Dankers
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Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In Monroe, WA USA
Spouse/Partner Martha Whittaker Dankers
Occupation Retired Family Physician
Children, grandchildern Christian 9/76 and Nicholas 3/79
Hans, Drew and Kate
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I look forward to the Saturday reunion and will be at the Friday evening and Sunday morning events also.

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After med school, my wife and I traveled around the world for six months, spending three months in a hospital in Nepal. Then three years in family medicine residency in Seattle, and moved 6 miles outside of Monroe, Washington in 1978, where we have lived since with sheep, llamas, chickens and dogs. Our sons, Christian and Nicho did sheep 4-H with our flock up to 14 ewes and 25 lambs. Select soccer and school sports left the chores to me, so we now have only five elderly ewes left, plus 4 llamas and the recent addition of four alpacas.
I was 31 years with Monroe family practice, doing surgery and delivering babies until a brain tumor in1990. (After the surgery, I could read out loud, but not generate speech. It was about six months before I could speak normally again.) and then nearly 5 years with the Snoqualmie tribe in a clinic in Carnation, which unfortunately closed. I have been retired nearly 3 years and do a happy dance every day.

Words of wisdom for 2016 graduates of Carlmont High

Nothing is all bad.

Every pain carves you deeper so you can contain more joy.

And from patients at their 50th wedding anniversary: marriage is a 75:75 proposition. You have to do more than you think is your share, and you don't keep score.

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Nov 22, 2018 at 7:47 PM

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. We have much to be thankful for, and our best wishes for those in California suffering the losses from the fires and the toxic air.
New snow this morning, just at the tops of the mountains
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Hi Gordon,
I hope you're well and enjoying retirement and your grand children. I still remember seeing your dad's racing bike hanging in your garage, long before they became popular in the US.
Mike Raffetto messaged that you had called, and we will contact Mike Boehme to try to get together the day before our 55th.
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Apr 26, 2018 at 11:20 AM

A beautiful "July" day setting a record in the low 80's. But the return to "February" predicted for the weekend. We have 180% of the usual snow pack which bodes well for July and August which are drought months in western Washington.

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Hi Sandy,
We just came back from Boston before the storm that dumped 10 ". It's been frosty in the mornings, but sunny, short sleeve weather here an hour NE of Seattle.. How are you doing?

Mar 16, 2018 at 9:11 PM

It's interesting how the mind works: I woke up thinking about you asking Mrs. Ballew in 7th grade what a "hard" was. She said it might be a "hard arm". I think it was Dick Pancoast who said it was "more like a hard leg".
I also remember that your sister drove us to hear John Kennedy in Berkeley.

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Jan 18, 2018 at 3:32 PM

Congratulations Mike!
Life is interesting.
Good luck.

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Jan 02, 2018 at 3:28 PM

I was just clearing out emails and found an email to Maureen Mahoney from Sept 2016.
I wrote that I try to check the site monthly, but I notice now that this is my third post in a row.
Anyway, this is the end of our Christmas letter.

Hans and Martha – jumped out of a plane, flew with family to St Thomas and Hawaii, and toured Morocco. We always love flying back to Massachusetts and Maine for family time.

Our farm family has increased, thanks to the presidential election: we added two goats, a rooster and a big fat fluffy cat as our “Trump Therapy pets.” We still enjoy our 6 chickens, 5 sheep, 4 alpacas, 3 llamas, and Farley, our dog.
While the political landscape is shaking our senses, we are grateful for all that is good: family gatherings, friends, and good health. We are especially grateful for those in our society who are paying attention and working hard to make our lives better.
May 2018 to be one of hope for you, as it is for us.

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A few day late Christmas wish for Peace on Earth!

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