Official retirement party at Purdue on
29 November 05.
Maria and Dan - Brown Palace Hotel - Fall 2007
I continue to enjoy my retirement in northern Kentucky
where I maintain contact with high school friends from the 1950s. I visit
Maria each day - a bond that cannot be broken by death. In 2011, the American
Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) established the Daniel W. Halpin Award "to
recognize individuals who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship that
advances construction engineering as a science." This is an annual national
award established by one of the world's most prestigious engineering societies.
I continue to stay in contact with colleagues in the U.S. and abroad and my
books are used by students worldwide. I just celebrated my 80th birthday in
September (2018) two days before my room mate Johnny Solomon celebrated his
I play the piano each day , am active in the Keyboard
Club here in Cincinnati, play tennis twice each week and keep my German fluency
by attending the Tri State German School each week and speaking by phone with
Maria's sister and cousins in Bad Kissingen on Sundays.
The Halpin clan is now centered out West and I travel
regularly to visit my son Rainer, daughter-in-law Terry and the grandsons in
Billings, MT and Evanston, WY. There are 5 great grands, two in Billings and
three in Evanston. I thank the Lord every day for the wonderful blessings that
Maria and I have received.
DWH with Son Rainer at
Birthday Bash in Billings MT
Great Grand Children in Evanston, WY Archie, Arlo and
Ayla ( Grandson Andrew and his wife Aundee's Children)
Christmas 2018 in Billings, MT - Great
Grand Children Harper and Jayden Halpin with
Grandmother Terry (Grandson