While traveling in Japan in April of 1960, Alden and Vada Dow purchased a pair of folding screens from Yamoto Brothers and Company in Kyoto,
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From his formative years as part of a large mid-western family that appreciated and revered education, to the challenges of living through and raising a family during the Great Depression and World War II, Dow was always focused on quality as a guide to all aspects of his life. A loving and devoted husband and father, Dow was happiest when at his home in Midland with his family and friends.
A roadside picnic, a boating trip in the North Channel of Lake Huron or a playful and imaginatively conceived 16mm movie acted and filmed with those dearest to him, he knew the importance of sharing the simple pleasures of life with others.
Although work was a great passion for Dow, it was his wife Vada, their three children and their families that created the joy in his life that allowed him to flourish as a unique and creative individual.