In 1970, I managed to save my 3-year old son Matt from a near-drowning incident on Kelleys Island in Lake Erie. Matt’s mother (my first wife) was supposed to be watching him and the baby while I was repairing the roof of a boat shed. Matt slipped away from his mother and fell off the dock and nearly drowned. Matt’s mother screamed, and I looked around to see Matt floating about 1 foot underwater. My only thought/prayer was, “God, please help me.” I acted instinctively and performed artificial respiration (learned in Boy Scouts) to revive Matt saving his life.
I enjoy and faithfully watch all of the NCIS programs. I probably do so because I almost applied to become an NCIS agent following my service in the USMC.
I would like to be able to fly (without an airplane) possibly because I experienced the hassle of flying three million miles in 50 countries when I was in international business.
My pilot and I were nearly shot down on one of our 113 missions in Viet Nam. We returned to the airfield at Danang with 22 holes in the airplane.
I enjoy the problem solving and repair work at church and the opportunity through church contacts to help a variety of widows with home maintenance issues.
I joined Messiah primarily because of the fantastic musical ability of David Teeter. Accordingly, I have become active in the Messiah Worship choir, Joyful Noise Handbells, and Messiah Worship Orchestra.