Dear Bill,

Could you please also add these photos to Doc’s web site. He was supposed to go fishing with us but could not make it this time.

The fishing was amazing this year about 23 miles North and West of Westport, Washington. We were on the Caterpillar powered “Tally-ho” a wonderful 46′ vessel skippered by Bob Hellbig and his spectacular deck hand John. My arm is still sore from fighting with the monsters. We caught over 60 fish and had our limit by 1:30. I could not keep all the lines baited and in the water.

All the best,

David C. Scott


The handsome young man with the Red Sweatshirt admiring the catch in the fishing hold is Eric Otto Scott, the great fisherman.


Emilie Scott is the courageous young Las who braved the wind, weather, and waves to make it out to the fishing bank.  Emilie was the youngest and bravest member of the crew that day.  She had the “Lucky Fishing Pole” on the bow of the Tally-Ho.  I actually lost track of how many fish she pulled in with that rod.




Alex Scott and the monster of the deep.  When the photo of Alex was taken, there was actually a rainbow behind him. I am certain Doc was with us!

What the Sam Hill

Dear Bill,
Thank you so much.  Today I have entered Doc’s Galaxie 500 in the Holliday Car fair here at JPL.  Doc just loved that car and the flag presented by the Military Honor Guard is proudly displayed in the window.

The photo of you with Doc at the mission is also included.  Unfortunately that one is blurry but I still remember it well.

“Bill Schmidt, what the Sam Hill are you doing here!”  That was a golden moment.  Thanks for making that happen.

Semper Fi,
David Scott


Ford Galaxie

Doc’s new galaxie

Doc owned 26 different Fords over the years.  Al C. Ling, the owner of Ling Ford in Brighton, Co was one of Doc’s best friends.  AC Ling used to park all of the new years model cars out at our farm until he had moved the older cars off of his lot.
Doc and I also got to drive many of the demo cars and trucks.  AC was a great resource.
Doc had several Galaxies from 1960-1968.  I was supposed to get the 68 for my 16th birthday.  Unfortunately my brother totaled it before I turned 16.
The 62 Galaxie in the photo is one I bought for Doc at a garage sale in Glendale.  He loved our sunday drives in that car. 
All the best,