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I am a retired construction worker. My wife died 8 years ago, and i
want to start dating and looking for some fun and excitement.
I enjoy taking off road trips to look at wild life. I used to do it
under the stars... Now a camp trailer is much more
I like thunderstorms with lots of lightning, knowing i am safe and
warm, not being caught out in Nature's melee getting wet. Snow is
fine just as long as it stays in mountain regions. I always dreaded
shoveling my sidewalk.... All 206 feet of it. Now grand kids do it.
WHEW, FINALLY !!! But, i did enjoy hooking up a sleigh years ago
and riding on Reno 's streets years ago, also drove carts and
wagons with horses, pony's and Mule's. ( Mule's do not even attempt
to kick you UNLESS THEY KNOW THAT THEY CAN GET YOU, a most
challenging critter!!! ). All this stuff and horse drawn equipment
was sold over 25 years ago. Unfortunately i am now allergic to
horses and cattle. Go figure.
When i did trade shows which i no longer do them as i am retired
from this also. I was called "Okeetsha" which means " to wander
about " . I would used to do 26 shows a year often putting over
230,000 miles on in two years.... Then would go and buy another new
Okeetsha became my Trade Name when i did the Western Americana
trade shows. I carried Native American products of Baskets, Rugs,
Beadwork, Carvings, and Pottery. Civil war items in books and
newspapers of the day. Outlaws in genuine Wanted Posters. Cowboy
items from old leather gear to Rodeo items. I also carried assorted
Paper Americana and Advertising. I even carried unusual Pocket
Mirrors from about 1890-1930; many of these represented ladies in
some interesting poses that were quite risqué for the time period.
Miscellaneous other items as well.
I still like Unusual Antiques.
I collected and still have many early early advertising items
normally pre- Prohibition, self framed signs, large easel board
type signs, advertising on canvas, and large paper signs.
Of the odd and unusual category i have 10 early lithographic stones
cut on limestone. These weigh over 50 pounds each. An early quality
printing process. One deals with the different process of different
colors for a Wine Label. Others are interesting as well.
I also have a chair made of cattle horns.
I collected many varied taxidermist mounts American Bison ( or also
known as Buffalo), huge deer mounts, and several African Mounts....
The decor in my home changes from time to time. Currently it is
done in Western, South Western, and paintings of various subjects,
plus early Nevada items circa 1869 - 1905.
My field of interest is vast and i am constantly researching even
I have two wooden carvings done by FRANK POLK. He a famous Cowboy
artist He changed from making wood items to bronzes. His earlier
work was the many " ONE ARMED BANDITS AND OTHER CHARACTERS HE
CARVED TO HOLD SLOT MACHINES ". the GOLDEN ROOSTER in the Sparks
nugget was once one of his carvings that was used to make the mold
for this beautiful item.
The ones i have are me siting on a pony at about age 6, the detail
is fantastic even down to the buttons on my shirt, the other is of
a Brahma Bull. Both were carved circa 1954.
What I’m doing with my life
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I have a bright outlook on life. I am always trying to improve my
self. I read a lot on many subjects i am interested in....ancient
man, we see the fancy jewelry they have made outnof gold and
silver, but we know nothing about these early smiths. Why no
reference material on that at all? All,comtinents had this finery
of objects, but nothing seems to be written how they soldered one
piece to another. Then you have crystal skulls with no tool
marks...modern man cannot do it yet. Why?
I read wood carving manuals, and books on the Making of home brewed
beers and honey wine.
I still carve wood in the round, make paper mâché items differently
than what is in taught in elementary schools; it is much more of a
MESSY ART FORM, best done in summers hot months. ( items dry
better). Painting of these items is later. This is a very time
consuming craft. 40 plus hours can go into just one item and this
is not the drying cycle at all; just hands on contact with each
I enjoy fishing. Just to eat them or just to fight them and then
turn them loose. Normally fish larger than 28 inches i turn
I also enjoy looking for certain Nevada rocks when i get some free
time in Northern Washoe County..... Cell phones do not work up
here, coyotes sing (howl) nightly. The stars do shine bright and
satellites can be seen with the naked eye. Plus their are many
other animals to observe. My night vision binoculars make so much
more to be seen on Dark Nights.
This is my kind of fun.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I am good at making home made beer and meads (honey wine). Meads
take about 3 to 5 years to develop. I enter several of these
delectables into open beer judging contests. I have placed in many
of these contests in local, state, and USA in general contests. I
have won a few also.
I also like to cook and make various sauces to accompany the main
dish. Good food is meant to be enjoyed. Sharing of recipes does
I also carve wooden fishing lures and plugs. Many are used in
Pyramid Lake, Lahonton, and Lake Mead. These are for bigger fish.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My height is what stands out the most as i am six foot eight
( occasionally i hit my head on door sills)
Most always accompanies a warm smile and cheerful face.
I also have really strong wrists and hands as i can tear a deck of
paper playing cards in half.
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Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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William Shakespeare's Sonnets (18 and 129 are my favorites) these
works make much more sense as life has a way of teaching you just
what it is he was writing about. He had a flowery way to say
something simple; HOWEVER HE COULD HAVE A DIFFERENT AND COMPEX IDEA
IN MIND..... YOU HAVE TO READ THE WHOLE SONNET...... FIGURE OUT
WHAT HE WAS SAYING AND PICK YOUR BEST SOLUTION. JUST 14 LINES AND
HE OPENED A WHOLE STORY....... FABULOUS.
Any other books on ancient man, wildlife, and general
Movies i like musicals ... "Burlesque, Hair, Cats, and Phantom of
For music of the Renaissance or the 12th century on, hurdy gurdy,
bagpipes and penny whistles, bones and stringed instruments,
horns.... Etc. Yes, i have worn a "Kilt" of the hunting tartan of
the McAlpine clan.
For food what is made fresh from scratch. Also enjoy curries, most
all ethnic dishes. and dutch oven cooking, or items baked in the
ground in or over coals. Cultures enjoyed in food dishes are South
West Style, Cow Camp Recipes, Basque, Mexican, Southern, American
Indian, Chinese, indian, Japanese, Sushi, Norwegian, most
I like to play board games, cribbage, hearts, spades, Pinochle
single or double deck, poker, chess, other games i am willing to
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I would like a good woman to share and enjoy life with me,
Family, shelter, 4x4, pets, and comfort.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Finding the right woman who would like to have fun who would enjoy
being with me as we both took on life together as a team. I am
Thinking about the next big fish i could catch, but then turn it
What new flavored dessert beer i might come up with..... Beer is
made for flavor, and i try to make them different. Maple Cream beer
i made and it was delicious... I have to do it again. I made a Rose
Petal mead that was great as well. The latest is a Raspberry,
Smoked Chipotle Pepper mead... Delicious.
But most of all my woman would let me share her interests in the
special things she likes to do and would include me into her making
of her items. i would enjoy my woman learning things that i do as
Quick tasting recipe:
1 bottle Guinness Stout poured equally over
4 4-6 ounces of French Vanilla ice cream in serving bowls
Serve with a Vanilla Wafer cookie
This is delicious and is often served as a desert at many beer
Good food is always meant to be enjoyed. I cook other dishes as
well though..... Not all recipes are based on beer or wine.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I would much rather start dating or going out with someone to share
my life with.
All you have to do is send a spark. Hopefully that spark will
become a raging inferno. Please send me your spark. Thank
Currently i am reading, on my iPad looking things up, or crafting.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I lost my best friend, When my wife died in my arms 8 years ago.
You should message me if
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