The one thing I am passionate about...
I enjoy visiting Civil and Revolutionary battlefields, bookstores, museums and re-enactments, and I avidly read about the Civil War, . I also enjoy traveling to national parks in the West, and I like to catch National League Football games.
I typically spend my leisure time
I try to stay active, so I like exercising by taking long walks, visiting parks and taking strolls close to my home. I enjoy watching sports, football, hockey, golf and skiing, and I also build doll houses as a hobby.
The most influential person in my life has been
I'm looking for someone who believes honesty and sincerity to be as important as I do; someone who can be open and tell me how she's feeling. Someone with strong Christian values is also important to me. I want a woman who is authentic and comfortable being herself and lives by a what you see is what you get philosophy, since that's the type of person I am. I am not looking for a beautiful face or beautiful body. Beauty is only skin-deep. It's what's inside a person that counts. For the person I am seeking I would go to the ends of the earth. For the right life partner and the right place I would relocate in a heartbeat.
The first thing people notice about me
I have a tendency to be kind of quiet at first, and I come across as being shy. It's not always easy for me to open up when I first meet a person; I would much rather listen to her initially, but I'll eventually loosen up and be more comfortable.
The last book I read and enjoyed
"Hood's Texas Brigade." This is a four-volume set that details the history of one of the most famous brigades in the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. I love collecting books; I like to go to bookstores at national parks and battlefields in search of books of interest. I have more than 250 books on the Civil War.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My spiritual upbringing and my belief in God
- A quality education in my chosen field
- My deceased wife
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
Although I come across as shy and more of a facts-and-figures type of man, I am quite sincere. The things that I do for family and the people around me are all heartfelt and genuine; I'm a pretty down-to-earth sort.
Friends Describe me as
Ambitious, Genuine, Optimistic, Romantic
A little more about me
I'm hopeful about meeting someone that I can have a nice friendship with first, and then see where things may lead us. I am an incurable romantic. I love life and want to live it to the fullest with someone I love. I hope that the person who chooses to be my life partner will always be my friend and my love. I would consider relocating for the right prson and location.