Doug loved hunting, riding horses, all things military and broad-sliding at 60 mph in his "field car," a black, '64 Chevy Impala.
I mean, he could find common ground with anybody regardless of their age, sex, politics, whatever.
He could talk to Joseph Stalin, dig him out of the grave and talk sense into him. We would stop someplace like a convenience store, and Doug would be standing in line and out of the blue start up a conversation with the guy ahead or behind him.
As time passed, the decision stated, visitation could be increased if determined to be in the best interest of the child. A reporter at the time described seeing the men's fingerprints etched onto the beam and small drips of the melted steel on the ground where they'd been standing. 20, she filed an appeal to the Alaska Supreme Court.
As Doug lay in the burn unit recovering from injuries and the loss of both legs, Charlotte filed a motion in Superior Court to modify the custody arrangement, making the case that rather than caregivers looking after Robert while Doug recovered, that her son should be with her. Registered Nurse Laura Cronick (now Murray) was among those who took care of Doug during the two months he spent at Providence Alaska Medical Center.
' And he's like, 'Yeah, yeah, be right there.' I don't know many times we were late for something because of that." "He wouldn't even talk to most of my friends, he'd just kind of ignore them, pretend they weren't there," Ray said. He could talk to Doug better than he could talk to me." "He doesn't even get his helmet off and smoke starts pouring out from underneath the gas tank and the seat. "(Doug) doesn't know what the hell he's going to tell Donny when he asks what happened to his motorcycle.