|Roland the Clotbuster|
DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. Roland has an interesting personal history. His full name, Imre Roland Varga, reflects his Hungarian heritage. Roland's parents, Imre and Ildiko, defected from Hungary at the height of Communism. It is a story in itself. They eventually ended up in Venezuela where Roland was born. In his family, it is traditional for the first-born son of the first-born son to be named "Imre". Thus, my grandson Ian's full name is Imre Ian Varga.
After graduating from high school in Venezuela, Roland's parents thought it would be important for him to become proficient in speaking English. Never mind that he was fully bilingual already -- English is the language of business. So they arranged for him to be an exchange student in Evansville, IN where he attended an additional senior year of high school. The family Roland stayed with in Indiana encouraged him to consider attending college in the United States. The husband was on the Board of Trustees for DePauw and, as they say, the rest is history.
|Roland, Liz and Ian|
So here's wishing a happy birthday to Roland. Who knows what we'll be able to write about by his next birthday.
The In-laws -- Bill and Kathy