Wilson E. Graf
Wilson and his wife, Beverly, live in Hanover. They have two children and three grandchildren. He was a production assistant at S.K.F, and Beverly was a secretary at Hanover Hospital. They are both retired. Wilson is thoroughly enjoying his retirement. He plays golf and swims, and he likes attending baseball games, football games, and wrestling matches. He also collects old movies and enjoys Country & Western and Bluegrass music.
The things he liked about the 50’s were that life was less complicated and not as fast moving as it is today. The thing he likes best about the 2000’s is … “I’m retired!” He also likes our modern VCR’s and CD’s which permit him to enjoy his old movie hobby and provide an easy way for him to enjoy his favorite music.
His proudest accomplishment is, “I got married, and raised two children, and I spend a lot of time with my three wonderful grandchildren.”
His message to his classmates is …
“I was born into a family of ten children, and we lived on a large farm of 185 acres. My life on the farm involved a lot of very hard work. We didn’t have the modern equipment they have today. We farmed with one tractor and six mules. We had a large garden and a big truck patch, so we always had plenty of vegetables and fruit. I started work at S.K.F. on March 13, 1967. I’m very sport minded. I played 15 years of baseball, 11 years of basketball, and 7 years of fast pitch softball. I started a slow pitch softball team in 1968. In the summer of 1969, we started an industrial slow pitch league and I played in that league until 1975. I managed the team in 1976 and 1977. I’m a Philadelphia Phillies fan and I follow them closely.”
After graduating from EHS, Wilson served in the Army, and then took courses in welding and die setting while working.