by Jane Zimmerman, Treemont Resident
He was BOI (born on Galveston Island) - she was born in the north Duluth, Minnesota. On the surface, they couldn’t be more different. He is aesthetically inclined, while she is athletically inclined. He taught art, she taught gym classes. But when you delve deeper, you find that they go together like bread and butter. Their talents complement one another: he paints portraits; she takes the photographs from which he paints them. It’s no wonder that Fred and Marion Jinkins have been happily married for 55 years!
In 1939 Fred's family was transferred to the Panama Canal. During WWII they moved every 14 months – to Key West, Florida, Washington D.C., Ft. Myers, and a variety of other military bases. Fred's mothers' husband was a West Point graduate and thus served in the service during WWII. Fred returned to Galveston in 1948-1955 after the war and worked for a shipping company. After that he went into real estate, then into printing, and opened a restaurant before answering his life's calling,Read More