| This isn't FaceBook, so I'm not
going to itemize my life history. But in a nutshell, I was born in Denver,
Colorado in 1947.
Denver is only a couple hundred miles from
Roswell, NM. There were some pretty strange things going on down in
Roswell in 1947 also. Everytime I visit brother Larry in Vegas, I think
about going up to Area 51 to learn about my real parents. But Larry
doesn't think they'd let me back out.
In 1967 at the tender age of 20, I won an
all-expenses paid trip to Southeast Asia. I thought about turning the
offer down, but figured I'd have a better chance making it out of VietNam
than jail or Canada.
I hung around in the Army for awhile and got to
see come cool places and things. I spent a year and a half at Cape Kennedy
where I watched dozens of rockets go off including 4 Apollo launches. I
also spent 3 years in Germany and visited Holland, Luxembourg, France,
Austria, Switzerland, and Italy. Upon leaving Germany, I was assigned to
the Armed Forces Examination & Entrance station in Charlotte, NC where
I finished my military career.
I stayed in Charlotte and earned AA degrees in
BusinessManagement and DataProcessing. I was a mainframe programmer for 25
years working for some very cool companies: JP Stevens, Gerber, and adidas.
I met a great lady from Charlotte and we've been married for 30 years. We
moved to Greenville, SC from 1983-1997, then moved back to the Charlotte
area and bought a house with 8 acres 20 miles outside of Charlotte.
I live with 4 females - Debbie, Maggie, Butch,
and Sundance. It gets scary at times, but I can always get away from
it all by saddling up my faithful tractor - MarthaMyDeere.
So, that's the nutshell. Of course you have to
know or assume there are missing details. I've lost friends and relatives,
been through a handful of surgeries, and had my share of down times. But
that's life and we all go through those experiences. The down times are
not the subject of this website. This web site is about keeping on and
that's what I'm doing.
Being retired, I don't make much money, but I
don't really need much. Debbie still works and I keep up the farm. As long
as I'm caught up on yardwork, laundry, and occasional dusting - I can feel
free to wander around the countryside taking pictures of goats or whatever
I feel like doing.
I've been living in my own little cave for long
enough and am coming out occasionally lately. But I like the safety and security
of my cave so will always keep one foot in the doorway.
Everyone has skeletons in their closet. I've got a feeling this website
will bring some skeletons out of my closet.
If you're a friendly skeleton, I'm glad you found
me. We'll talk, we'll do lunch?
But if you're a scary skeleton, please stay away!
There's a valid reason why I've left you in the closet.