Shay

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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 900 people. I am a Red Cross volunteer and adrenalin junkie, and currently work as a bioterrorism/public health planner. My hobbies are military history and needlework. I share the bungalow with the Spousal Unit, the bad-tempered and imperious Primary Cat (aka the Drama Queen), Reserve Cat who is by far the nicest and sweetest inhabitant of the bungalow, and Babyface, our German Shepherd. 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