McEwen - Dow
graduating in 1960, I graduated from RIT’s Executive
Secretarial course. Worked at Kodak in the Traffic Department
in Building 205 (Distribution Center). In 1965, I got married
to Paul; and we’ve been married for 45 years this past
June 26. We have two children—Steven, who is 42 years
old and Kristine, who is 40 years old. Neither one is married
(although Kris was married twice) and we have no grandchildren.
We lived in Fairport for a couple of years then bought a home
in Macedon. We lived there until 1975. Moved to Byron, NY
where we’ve lived ever since. Paul worked at Xerox for
a few years, hated it, and got an offer to come to Byron to
work in the specialized harvesting equipment business. He
bought into the business in 1976 and has been an owner ever
After Kodak (retired in 1968 to have my son), I was fortunate
enough to be able to stay home with the kids. Then, when they
were both in school, I worked part time for 20 years for Paul’s
business doing payroll and other employee record keeping chores.
In 1990, we got into racing. Paul, Steve, and Kris all raced
microsprints at Limerock Speedway in Caledonia. Then we graduated
to the full sized sprint cars (the kids each had a race car).
We joined the Empire Super Sprints and traveled all over the
northeast. We had a Kenworth tractor trailer and a 48’
trailer to carry both cars and all the supporting equipment.
That all was very time consuming and expensive but what a
great experience! Steve had several feature wins, and Kris
had one. She was the first female to win a race in ESS history.
We have traveled some. Took a trip to New Zealand with the
kids. It was a combined business-vacation. Went to Hawaii
twice (once with the children), and to St. Thomas with friends.
This summer just before the reunion, my three brothers, Paul
and I are going to Scotland. My dad was born there so we decided
we needed to see where he came from since we are all in good
health and the time is right. Neither Paul nor I are very
interested in traveling the world.
We enjoy our home in Byron and have about 26 acres to call
our own. Paul still is working, but is considering retirement
within the next couple of years. He has so many projects at
home to finish, so it’s high time he retired!
Regards to all.