Story by Jo-Ann Jennings in Bixby Bulletin

Don Kreutzweiser, quickly becoming a household name in Bixby, known for his invitation of, “Let’s have coffee some time,” says it was indeed a camera which kept him from making the wrong decisions in early high school. “I was in ninth grade, a good kid going astray, hanging out with people who would be a bad influence.” By chance, Kreutzweiser was noticed and rescued by the economics teacher who was in charge of the school paper.

“He saw a kid who desperately needed something to do.” From there Kreutzweiser was handed a camera, and even today remembers ruining his first roll of film in the darkroom. “I never forgot to push the proper button again,” he adds with a smile. “That started the passion for shooting and processing.”

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