Born in the US of A at the time of WWII, never served my country (when of age) as I was in Navy, ASW, military electronics during major conflicts. Lived in Rhode Island, Texas and Rochester NY finally settling in Webster NY in 2008. Retired in 1999, sort of. Involved with the Rochester Woodworking Society in furniture making since inception in 1980. Finally returning to my other passion of model ship building when we formed The Model Shipwright Guild of Western NY 10/15/2015. Have been a member of NRG since the 1975 era. I am the moderator of our model ship guild.