I am Don Kugle, and my wife is Patricia (Trish).  Our rescue animals are/were; Otter the cat (deceased), Gromit the Poodle dog, Wallace the orange tabby cat and Wilson the mixed breed Lhasa fat wad dog.  We have a wonderful son and daughter in law, Chris and Julianne, along with two great grandsons, Charlie and George, living in Houston.  Also a beautiful daughter, and son in law, Elizabeth and Dan, living in San Diego along with Dan’s lovely daughters; Ali and Malia.

I am a retired aerospace engineer, previous owner of a commercial real estate business in Houston, builder, blue water sailor and would be drummer.  My precious wife, good bit younger than I, now manages the Christian Associates Thrift Shop in Branson West.  Together we have spent the better part of the past five years remodeling a forty-year old house on Table Rock Lake.

Thrift Shop in Branson West

Interesting fact about Trish.  Trish and her three sisters grew up in Bennett Spring State Park.  Her father, Tom Saunders, managed the Park and her Mother, Shirley Saunders, ran the concessions, lodging, etc.

Bennett Spring may be the best known place in the State for trout fishing.  Trish grew up with a fishing rod in her hands.

Bennett Spring


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