74, Billings, MT
I was born & raised Catholic. As a youngster I was an alter boy, old school---had to learn my prayers in Latin. Being raised in a small Montana town in the 50's was a real blessing.
Later I was confirmed, graduated from high school and the U of Montana at Missoula. Next I was a Navy pilot, active duty for 13 years and then the reserves for another 15, retiring as a Navy Commander.
I believe that one of my strongest characteristics is that I am a "seeker", always striving to be a better person, a better Christian. As such I have read the Bible cover to cover numerous times, been involved in men's fellowships in Montana, California and Mexico.
I love the Lord and have memorized many Bible verses that give me daily direction. My
"signature" and all time favorite is Proverbs 3:5-6. Great instruction and direction and also parts of it---a challenge for me!
My walk with the Lord has not always been easy, but I believe that the Holy Spirit interceded in my behalf MANY years ago, probably starting when my dad was killed in a car accident when I was 10. My grandma on my mother's side was a true saint in her own way. Always pleasant, non judgmental and always smiling, a wonderful 100% Irish Catholic. Then there was my Uncle Walt, married to my dad's sister. What a guy. I could write a book on him. He lived about 250 miles from us in North Dakota and became my surrogate dad after mine passed. Born with only one arm and only 4 fingers, and standing just 5' 4", he was still a GIANT of a man. I get goose bumps every time I remember some of the many experiences and lessons learned from him.
I enjoy reading, exercising, traveling, walking and challenges in my business life. My definition of retirement is doing what I want, when I want and where I want. By that definition I have been retired about 20 years, but I am still working! I love what I do!
What I am looking for? First a friend. I am not ready at this time to make a commitment. You might say I am moving very cautiously. As I said, first a friend and then companionship and if things work out fine! If not, fine!
The person that I am looking for must be committed to the Lord. Notice, I did not say perfect as I am not either. Pleasant, a happy smile, likes to travel, does not get bored, a self starter, if you will.
I guess I have briefly outlined who I am and where I want to "go". Thanks for reading this far!