Well folks here it goes!! I was born in Morgantown, West Virginia and was raised in Charleston, West Virginia by my wonderful parents Edward and Gwendolyn Bolden. Mom and Dad were married over 68 years with my Dad passing on November 11th 2014 and my Mother passing on August 4th, 2015.  I have a sister, Sharon who currently resides in Golden valley , Minnesota.

After completing high school I briefly attended West Virginia State College. In November 1967 I enlisted in the United States Army. I served 1 year in the Republic of Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division. In Vietnam I recieved The Bronze Star Medal and The Army Commendation Medal. Two years 8 months and 16 days later I was a veteran.

In 1971 I attended  a Transportation Management School in Minneapolis and after 43 years in the transportation field I retired from FedEx Freight in 2013. I graduated from Lakewood College in White Bear Lake, Minnesota receiving a Associate Arts Degree.

 My son Jason was born in 1972 is a Doctor employed by US Acute Care Solutions in Charlotte, North Carolina and in 1975 my daughter Cortney was born, she is a Correctional Officer for the Washington County Sheriff's Department. Today Jason and his wife Yvette and daughters Jaiya and Nadia reside in Charlotte, North Carolina . My daughter Cortney and her husband Vince have two sons Oliver and Lincoln residing in Scandia, Minnesota.

Paulette and I  have been married since 1989. When we are not relaxing at home we are attending Minnesota Twins games at the Target Field and going to various parks in the area.

 In 1981 I started my running career and in 24 years I have run many road races including 5 Twin Cities Marathons, 1 New York City  Marathon and 1 Grandma's Marathon. I also have run races in Colorado, Iowa, Wisconsin, West Virginia,  New York, Illinois, Georgia, Washington D.C. and Virginia. On August 12th 2007 I ran my 650th road race. I ran my last road race (#654) on January 13, 2008. Today I try to stay in shape by walking and biking on the many bicycle trails the Twin Cities area have to offer.
Thats all folks.  

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