If ever a man deserved an ovation for a life well lived, Charlie Kaman would stand front and center.
He lived a long life…91 years, when he died Monday at his home in Bloomfield.
But my oh my, what he did with those 91 years.
He started Kaman Aircraft with in his mother’s garage in 1945, with $2,000 he got from a couple of buddies.
In 1960, he and his wife Robbie established the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, which has bred and trained thousands of dogs who give “eyes” to the blind.
And in 1966, he founded Ovation Instruments, which produced a guitar worthy of the talents of John Lennon, Jimmy Page, Glen Campbell, and dozens of other stars.
Any one of these accomplishments would have defined a lifetime.
What a life it was.
Update: And speaking of Ovation Instruments, check out this bizarre weather-related story.