I'm just a plain old guy looking for a plain old gal. I miss having that one person in my life that I just can't live without. My friend,copilot,navigator and lover. The one I miss the second we have parted and the one that brings a smile to my face the second I see her again. The one that can tell me as much with her expressions and mannerisms as she can with words. I miss those little winks and a smile that give me goose bumps. Holding hands, sitting close and snuggling, I miss all that good stuff. Time to come back down off that cloud. I have lived in Des Moines all of my life except 18 months in Colorado in 1971 and 72. Colorado is a nice place to visit , but it's not HOME. I repaired and refinished antiques for 20 years. I have 3 grown children and 7 grand children. Family and friends are very important to me. I'm pretty sentimental. I love Christmas and send out over 30 Christmas cards each year. I have a fishing boat and love to fish. I'm a pretty good cook. I have a garden with 12 tomato and 5 Pepper plants. You just can't have too many fresh tomatoes. I used to go out dancing a couple of times a week, but haven't done that in several years now. Knees are getting bad. My favorite song is "You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC. My two favorite groups are the Beach Boys and REO Speedwagon. I also listen to country rock. The best concert I ever went to was when Brooks and Dunn opened for the Rolling Stones at the Qwest Center in Omaha. I like professional drag races. I used to go 2 or 3 times a year but all of my friends have gotten "OLD" and I don't have anyone to go with. I did get to go to the drag races last year (2014) in Topeka, KS. My favorite football team is the New Orleans Saints. I am the joke keeper and can make anyone laugh. You don't want to get me started talking , I will go on for days. I tend to ramble. I get so far off of the subject that I never find my way back. Oh well. I know how to treat a lady. I pay close attention and will know what your mood is but, I'm stubborn enough I will not take subtle hints. I'm house broken. (I don't leave the seat up) I am an affectionate kind of guy. Movies make me cry, but don't tell anyone they'll think I'm a wuss. If I can find someone who will treat me as well as I do them, I will be tickled pink. If I think of anything else I'll let you know. P S - I do not want a Pen Pal or a long distance relationship (30 miles is too far) and will not respond to smokers or posts without a picture.