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Industry Government
Occupation Bio-Terrorism and Public Health Planner
Location the rural Midwest, United States
Introduction Middle-aged Middle-westerner, retired Marine and Detroiter who somehow wound up in a farm village of 1100 people. I am a Red Cross volunteer and adrenalin junkie, and recently retired from my job as a bioterrorism/public health planner. My hobbies are military history and needlework. I share the bungalow with the Spousal Unit, Batdog our GSD and his new sidekick, Little Man, Reserve Cat, our elderly and increasingly grumpy ginger tom, and the New Kids (Blitzen, Sheba and Minnie). You will find here free patterns from my collection of pre-1955 needlework magazines (sewing, knitting, tatting, crochet, embroidery, etc) as well as old recipes, vintage household hints, poetry, occasional rants, LOLCats, and any pieces of ephemera that tickle my fancy.
Interests Military History, Books, Cooking, Needlework
Favorite Movies Zulu, Rio Grande, La Belle et La Bete, Heaven Knows Mr. Allison
Favorite Music Classical, Jazz, Blues, New Age, Swing, World
Favorite Books Bugles and a Tiger, With The Old Breed, A Distant Mirror, Home Cooking, Honey From A Weed, An Omelette And A Glass Of Wine, You're Stepping On My Cloak And Dagger, Fix Bayonets!, The Witches of Karres, McAuslan in the Rough, The General Danced at Dawn, The First Salute, The Proud Tower, Battle Cry of Freedom, Mr Lincoln's Army, Grant Moves South, Grant Takes Command, Persuasion, Through the Looking Glass