Date men and women from California, United States. My Mom & Dad were from central Maine & Boston, beginning their marriage & family in the teeth of the great depression, so my 3 sisters & I were instilled with a stern moral grounding & the old New England addage "Use it up, wear it out, make do, do without." Onerous as it seemed at times, it gave us a really strong foundation.
Fortunately, fun was not ruled out & we were truly "free range kids" prowling barefoot through the neighborhood from right after breakfast until the fireflies came out. Roller skates came next, increasing our range by a few blocks and when we moved up to bicycles we ranged from one end to the other of our small Ohio town & a bit into the countryside. This boyhood experience left me with an outgoing & pragmatic nature.
A move to the big-time city of Philadelphia coincided with High School and brought about an outward layer of toughness & sophistication. Don't know quite how, but we survived puberty: teen angst, fitting in or even being popular, passion & pimples--whew!
Along came college & my sisters thrived, while I did the Black Sheep thing, never finishing. I fumbled through my twenties, gravitating to the automotive industry with a brief stint at an oil company, two different auto dealerships & then, beginning in 1976, my own auto parts store. We went through early gowing pains but came on strong, adding a machine shop & earning a decent living. In 1997 my primary supplier made me a buyout offer I couldn't refuse & I became a Realtor, joining my wife's existing business.
Ah yes, my wife, Lela. On a Friday night in May of 1968 at a singles bar just outside of Princeton, N.J. there was one empty seat at the bar & it was next to me & she sat down. Thus the fire was lit & she kept the pot boiling as we dated through that summer, toting our toothbrushes back & forth from her place in Griggstown to mine in Skillman. On October 14th we got practical and merged operations into the Skillman venue, mainly because it was up on a hill with a nice view. She was recently divorced at the time & convinced that marriage was a terrible idea to be avoided at all costs. So we didn't get hitched until Jan 25, 1969. She felt an even worse idea would be for her to have a second child (I had become an instant father), so our son didn't arrive for a couple more years.
Although that fire still burned & the pot was still boiling, sometimes it would simply simmer, while at others it would flare up & boil over. We decided a change of scenery & a little adventure sounded good, so in 1970 we quit our jobs & headed for California, settling in the East Bay. As many couples do, we worked through many practical issues, including division of labor & now I am competent & reliable domestically, shouldering all of the budren in shopping, laundry, banking & bill pay, recycling & waste management, & major portions of cooking & cleaning. But alas, my beloved passed away suddenly & unexpectedly in August 2010, leaving a gaping hole in my heart. Of course it staggered me, but the worst of it is in the rearview & I am ready to start anew. Sorry for babbling on, but I figured you deserve to know who I am & how I got where I am today.
For the last two years I've been working towards installing solar panels & finally got it done in November. Then on the very last day of 2010 I took delivery of a brand new Chevy Volt (plug-in hybrid). Sorry, but I'm feeling a little smug as I tool around town gasoline free, powered by the sun. Zzzzaaaappp!
Now I need someone to entertain, comfort, console, amuse, inform, adore & hug while she does much the same for me.
Meet a man from California, United States. Likes people, Likes Movies has a car. likes kids healthy enough to play with kids. Sarcasam no Pessimism. Like to travel Not focesed on money.Like to dress casual. Likes to drive fast. Enjoys Social Network Face Book and E-Mail. Uses cell phone and texting.
Date single man from California, United States. I have been retired for several years now and enjoy a quite life. I would like to meet some one to share new adventures with here at home or abroad. I like just about anything that can be done outdoor, hiking/walking,long drives in the country, traveling etc
Meet a soulmate from California, United States. Developer (high-rise condos), simi-retired lawyer; jazz musician, own detached home w spa/pool 5 min. from beach near Del Mar, CA, excellent shape, told rate very high in looks and biological age verses actual age,conversation,warmth-sensitiveity-sensuality, confidence. Skier, sailor, western rider, kayaker-rafter, world traveler, swing dancer. Looking for that rare chemistry. You will be pleased. Loyal, loving, tender, sensual, sexy, social, emotionally stable, not chemically dependent, likes music, upstanding, adventure and travel.
Date people from California, United States. I am easy going guy with a good sense of humor. I enjoy dining out, golf, going to the movies, concerts, the beache museums, listening to music, and the performing arts i like to cook. I am looking to establish a friendship and perhaps a relationship with a woman to shares some of the same intersts.
Meet someone special from California, United States. Like all manner of activities. Hot tubbing, swimming, tennis, biking, dining, dancing, shopping, interior decorating, cosmology, music, performing arts, ballet, opera, symphony, flying, hot air balloons, gliding, snuggling, smootching, etcetera. Like exchanging my timeshare twice a year for weeks in exotic places. Just returned from Phuket, Thailand and am still vibrating from an elephant ride and plan going to Hawaii soon.
Date men and women from United States. This is a difficult question because it all depends upon the interests and desires of the soul mate, it is important to try to understand the alignment of the stars in deciding what needs to be done and where to do in life. The stars bell us a lot aboutr ourselves and our world, idt has predicted the end of civilization as we now know it. There will be in the year 2058 special housing ont he surface of the moon. Everything will be self contain within the living struture, we will be able to communicate thorugh ESP. There is scientiifc study now going on in Russia, they will be developing a space ship that will lland on the moon and have the potential.The united state will fall behind because of its economic problems.
Meet a man from United States. Friends descibe me as friendly,personable,gregarious,fun to be around. I'm loyal to my friends,relishing thier uniqueness and company. I enjoy dining,music,walking,movies,discussing interesting issues and respecting each other's points of view. I am looking for an attractive,warm,affectionate,funny, and fun companion to share similar interests. Someone who will share local and international travel,plan romantic interludes and balance the serious side with the not-so serious side of life. There is a lot of world out there and it's more fun to do it together.
Date single man from United States. I am retired from my career as a graphics designer and photojournalist for national publications and really enjoyed my work.
I was educated in art and more recently have enjoyed art history classes at UC Berkeley. I have an art museum membership that I would love to share with someone. My clay work and ceramic sculpture are things I am proud of as an accomplished artist. I also have an appreciation of movies, especially film noir.
I love the outdoors and make the time to go on hikes with friends as well as on daily walks for exercise. I like dancing as well, but please don't ask me to tango just yet.
Dave Brubeck, Ellington, Basie and Mulligan are some of my favorite jazz musicians. I have a wonderful small collection of vintage jazz vinyl and have taken jazz history classes at Berkeley City College. An evening at Yoshi's at Jack London Square for a performance can be enjoyable. Have you ever been there? What kind of music lights your fire?
Travel is something I would like to do more of. I have traveled to Bavaria, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Southern Spain, and Northern Italy as well as Mexico and Central America. I am ready to go again. It would be great to share some travel adventures. There are many new places I would love to explore with the right lady.
Relationships are important to me. I value my family (I am a very happy grandfather for the first time!)
as well as a small handful of special buddies that I make an effort in keeping close touch with. In the past two years, my volunteer work as a mentor for young juvenile offenders at a detention facility has been very satisfying.
I am looking for a healthy, committed relationship with someone warm, expressive, and honest with a good sense of humor (itвЂ™s good for the soul!) who will hopefully share some of my interests and make my heart beat faster.
I look forward to the opportunity to get to know you and what you are all about.
Meet a soulmate from United States. FUN LOVING MAN WITH SENSE OF HUMOR AND CAN EASILY LAUGH AT HIMSELF AND WITH OTHERS.
LIKES EASY BREEZY LIFESTYLE AND NOT OUT TO
CHANGE ANYONE, JUST ENJOY THEIR COMPANY.
LIKE TO TRAVEL BUT ENJOY HOME, THE DESERT,
LAKES, RIVERS, OCEANS, AND MOUNTAINS...LOVE
LIKE TO COOK AND RED COOK BOOKS.
Date people from United States. Hi.
I am satisfied with my life, and everything is in order
but I enjoy that vitality which comes from "the vibrations that run in close proximity".
I love the bond in a relationship of constant mutual awareness.
I am a person who is present and I would like to join with a new friend to shed our filters one at a time...like a bunch of 3 year olds throwing off clover leaves as they run through that that manicured pathway in the giant garden.
And having some time to recharge our batteries at times.
I have been divorced and retired (I'd recommend it.-retirement- that is;
once you do it you may never feel compelled to return to a structured workplace) .
Every day is different for me. I view myself as a reflective person,
who is grounded by love
I have an adult son living in a separate studio.
Ii would love to find a person who is sponteneous and playful, supportive,
who likes new experiences, who is aware of our and other cultures.
and educated, possibly interested in non-touristy travel.
a person who who likes to hike and get exercise and eats relatively healthy meals.
And, I even might might find love and happiness
with someone who only matches some of those qualities.
I love discussions about ideas. and I like people with a spiritual sense.
I want to be comfortable being my self and in the presence of someone who is equally herself and with whom I can connect on a common frequency.
This could translate into a spiritual and unconventional women
whose agenda is largely satisfied,
and who enjoys simple ways.
I would like to date person who lives in this county or a nearby one.
By the way, Soquel is in Santa Cruz County
Meet someone special from United States. I am a young looking and acting 73 Year old male, reciently seperated( not getting back together) Looking for someone to communicate with go dinning and have some fun. Perhaps go to the coast or the mountains for a ride. Looking for someone who has the same interest as I do and needing a friend to do things with.