Harry X. Winfield is a retired mechanical engineer, born in April of 1947.
On March 2, 1952, Harry’s older brother was involved in a traumatic ski accident. Following his brother’s lengthy coma, the four-year-old younger brother’s memorable rearing years were in tandem with a brain-injured older brother with an unreachable full recuperation.
His early years were as a normal child returning home from school to an educated mother with the added aspect of an ambulatory brain-injured older brother. Unhindered with first baseball glove and three years as Little League lead-off hitter, his first major life accomplishment was reaching the rank of Eagle Scout. Henceforth, he attempted to live as normal a life as possible with achievement motivations to be above the norm. Over his lifetime, he chronologically paralleled the classifications of high school class president, sportsmanship recipient, championship water-ski club founder, uncle, college fraternity president, design engineer, bogey golfer, husband, divorcee, remarried husband, father, solar energy engineer, energy auditor, hardware-store clerk, engineering manager, booster club president, booster of the year, writer, and (most importantly) grandfather.
Harry earned his mechanical engineering bachelor of science degree in 1970. He wrote his life goals list on August 4, 1976, and finally began to reveal his perplexing lifetime secret in the year 2000. The consequences of his 2011 disclosure to an impactful female influenced his life beyond what he had imagined.
Besides his release of emotion, Harry has profound interests in energy, the United States Senate, and nearly all types of railroads.