I was born on October 10, 1939 in Hamilton Township, Lonoke County, Arkansas. At the age of 6, my family moved to Hazen, Arkansas for a year while I attended the first grade. We then moved to the outskirts of a little town called Keo, Arkansas, where I attended the second grade at the Old Keo School. About this time I came down with Polio and was paralyzed from the neck down and spent about six months in the Children's Hospital in Little Rock undergoing therapy where I had to learn to walk again. With God's help, I made it through rough times and am able to get around fairly good today for my age.
At the age of about 10, we moved to the city of Little Rock, Arkansas and went to Oakhurst & Rightsell Elementary Schools, East Side Junior High then to Little Rock Central High which had a radio club (W5RFS) where I received my Novice ticket in (KN5GRK) 1956 and after I graduated in 1958, I attended Draughon Business School (Radio and TV). After I finished the radio & TV course and obtaining my First Class Radiotelephone License (now called General Class), I then went out on my own at the age of 20 to Lafayette, Louisiana to work in television broadcasting at KLFY-TV where I worked as a audio operator, studio engineer and transmitter engineer with my General Radiotelephone License for nine years and then Assistant Chief Engineer at KLNI-TV for three and one half years until they went bankrupt.
I married in 1974 and at that time I went to work for a mud logging company called "The Analysts" in the oil field business as a electronic technician checking out gas analyzers, gas detectors, repair/ calibration of all mud logging equipment and eventually ended up as Electronic R&M Supervisor.
In 1982, my work caused some health problems and I ended up in ICU for 6 weeks on a respirator which put me up for retirement from work. A few years later my wife and I divorced, she remarried and since then she has become deceased.
I keep pretty busy by staying active in the organizations that I have listed on my Home
Page and don't find boredom a problem. I always have things around the house to do.
Being a single person does have some advantages but at times I do get lonesome to talk to
someone. I do have a lot of friends that I can depend on for help and a couple of trusted
ones that I can "unload" on and get some advice, my closest friend and confident
is Ramona which I have loved for about four years now.