Don Wilson, who turns 90 on Thursday, was the baton-twirling drum major of the University of Kentucky marching band from 1949 to 1955. Above, Wilson performed with his oldest daughter, Donna.
Don Wilson, who turns 90 on Thursday, was the baton-twirling drum major of the University of Kentucky marching band from 1949 to 1955. Above, Wilson performed with his oldest daughter, Donna.
Don Wilson, who turns 90 on Thursday, was the baton-twirling drum major of the University of Kentucky marching band from 1949 to 1955. Above, Wilson performed with his oldest daughter, Donna.

Tom Eblen: Don Wilson, drum major and instrument dealer, looks back on 'a great life'

March 09, 2011 12:00 AM

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.