Interviewer: Odie, where were you raised?
Me: I was raised just outside of the town limits of Nashville, NC
Interviewer: Any brothers or sisters?
Me: Yes I have two sisters, both younger than I am.
Interviewer: Where did you get your education?
Me: I attended Nashville Elementary, Middle & High School all on the same campus and graduated in 1965. After that I attended Carolina College of Commerce in Rocky Mount, NC and graduated in 1967 with a diploma in Senior Accounting.
Interviewer: Did you do anything really wild as a young boy growing up?
Me: Yes, one time I took one of my dad's shotgun shells into the woods, placed it in the fork of a tree and shot it with my air rifle causing it to explode. One of the pellets hit my left arm but no permanent damage. Also had trouble hearing for a few minutes.
Interviewer: When did you start dating?
Me: I didn't start until my junior year of high school and then only because my friend found me a girl in Rocky Mount and kept after me until I gave in. Only saw her one time.
Interviewer: How did you meet your wife?
Me: After my first marriage ended I did like lots of others have done searching on the internet and found her there. I thought Halifax was not out of the question & we communicated on line and by phone for a while until we decided to meet. She brought her 9 year old daughter with her and we had a meal at Ryan's Restaurant in Rocky Mount and afterwards went to Michaels craft store to get supplies for a school project for her daughter.
Interviewer: Where were you married?
Me: We were married at a little wedding chapel in Maggie Valley, NC. Miss Caroline's Wedding Chapel and it was an outdoor setting with a waterfall behind us. My oldest daughter did a video of the ceremony so we can look back at it.
Interviewer: Where did you honeymoon?
Me: We left Maggie Valley, NC and spent the next week in Gatlinburg, TN along with her daughter and my grandaughter.
Interviewer: Is there anything about you that other bloggers may not know about that you have done?
Me: When I got out of the Army in 1970 I took advantage of the educational benefits of being in the military. I took a course through DeVry and built a color television from scratch including all the components on the circuit boards as well as building test equipment to use in the process. Also I took 2 courses in locksmithing and was able to help many people locked out of their vehicles. I did this in my spare time and one week I was going on vacation. A teacher in Nashville was murdered and I spent the whole week installing dead bolts and window locks.
Interviewer: At what age did you lose our virginity?
Me: Proud to say 21
Interviewer: Have you ever been to a strip club?
Me: No, but one time back in 1981 I was in NJ on a training trip and was taken to a relatively small place for lunch to get a sub. While sitting at the counter eating my sub a lady walked in, came behind the counter, turned on some music on a boom box and commenced to taking her clothes off. My one and only experience.
Interviewer: Do you have any regrets in your past life that you wish had not happened?
Me: I regret the day as a teenager that I started smoking. Fortunately I stopped in January of 1981.
Interviewer: How has blogging helped you?
Me: Since I started in June of 2010 I have met so many interesting people and now have friends all over the world. With words of encouragement I have been helped and hopefully helped others that needed a kind word. Blogging has allowed me to express myself openly for really the first time in my adult life. It is not only fun but beneficial.