RAYMO’S RAMBLINGS-I HAVE A PERSONAL TRAINER

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My wife has proclaimed herself to be my personal trainer. Exercise and I don’t get along very well. I never have enjoyed exercise. I turned 60 and my wife thinks that now is the time to get in shape! I got news for everyone. I like to eat and I despise exercising! There, I said it and I feel so much better!  

My disdain for exercise started at a young age. I remember how I hated gym class in high school. I hated the mile run, the pull-ups, and the sit-ups! I liked the games though because they were competitive. Gym class scarred me for life! I won’t even mention showering as a seventh grader and how traumatic that was. 

I was very active in sports in high school so I did get a lot of exercise. It was the conditioning part of high school sports I hated. I dreaded the beginning of football practice and wrestling practice. I hated the heat in August during football practice, the tough conditioning and all the running.  I can’t believe I survived all of that.  

 I admire people of all ages who are active, especially people my age who continue to run, swim, and workout. I would like to ask them if they really enjoy running or walking or going to the gym every day. I know exercise is good for you, but shouldn’t you be enjoying it? I think most people don’t.  

This spring, when I mowed my lawn for the first time, I had to stop a couple of times to catch my breath. We have a push mower. You see I had wintered well and I was terribly out of shape. My wife wasn’t happy with me, so she proclaimed herself “Paul Raymo’s personal trainer.”  I give her credit; she has been like a drill sergeant.  

With my work schedule the way it is, we started walking late at night. The first night, I don’t think I could walk six blocks. I pushed myself with the help from my wife to go further the next night. I am happy to report that the walking every night is working, it is easier and easier to walk farther and farther.  Am I liking the exercise? No! What I did find out is that I do like spending time with my wife. We talk and walk! It’s a good bonding time.  

She’s a tough cookie, she won’t let a night go by without pushing me out the door. Our goal is to reach three miles every night; we are almost there. I have on my phone an app called Map My Walk and I love using it while I’m walking. It has become a motivator for me. However, I’m going to need some new tennis shoes if I keep this up! I do wonder if I ever will like exercising. If I do I will let you know. As Carrie Tollefson says “Get after it” 

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RAYMO’S RAMBLINGS – WHO NEEDS A HUG?

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Hugging is always a hot topic at work and in my family. This blog will be about giving and wanting a hug. I am a hugger. I have people in my life that I love that are not huggers and they will let you know that they are not huggers. This is something I don’t understand. Giving someone a hug has many health benefits. In preparing for my blog, I did a study on hugging. What I found was very interesting.

First let’s define what a hug is from Wikipedia.

A hug is a form of endearment, universal in human communities, in which two or more people put their arms around the neck, back, or waist of one another and hold each other closely. Depending on culture, context and relationship, a hug can indicate familiarity, love, affection, friendship, brotherhood or sympathy. .A hug can indicate support, comfort, and consolation, particularly where words are insufficient. A hug usually demonstrates affection and emotional warmth.  A hug can range from a brief one second squeeze, with the arms not fully around the friend to an extended holding. The length of a hug in any situation is socially and culturally determined. Unlike some other types of physical contact, a hug can be practiced publicly and privately without stigma in many countries, religions and cultures, within families, and also across age and gender lines, but is generally an indication that people are familiar with each other. An unexpected hug can be regarded as an invasion of a person’s personal space, but if it is reciprocated it is an indication that it is welcome. Some Western culture commentators advise avoiding hugs at work to prevent uncomfortable moments, especially with people who dislike hugging.

In my research, I was happy to find out that there are many health benefits from hugging. I am all for being healthy. One study has shown that hugs increase levels of oxytocin and reduce blood pressure. Did you know that a 20-second-or-longer hug releases oxytocin? Oxytocin is a hormone and has various social and physiological functions in the brain and the body, but is sometimes referred to as the “love hormone” due to its role in social bonding. Hugging someone reduces stress, eases depression, it has been proven to fight infections. Hugging is very healthy for you.

I hug my wife every day. I like hugging and holding her.  I always will hug people I love. I also will hug strangers, and I have done that in the past. I want to join the Free Hugs Campaign it is a social movement involving individuals who offer hugs to strangers in public places. The hugs are meant to be random acts of kindness—selfless acts performed just to make others feel better. International Free Hugs Month is celebrated on the first Saturday of July and continues until August first. So it will be a full month of constant hugs. Are you in need of a hug? If you see me, just ask.

Hugs just make you feel better. A complete stranger came up to me the other day in Canby and asked if I was Paul Raymo. I told her I was. She then preceded to give me a long hug! I immediately felt loved, peaceful, and wanted by a complete stranger! I asked her why the hug?  She told me that she lives in Florida and had read one of my blogs and in my blog I had asked for a hug. She really made my day! Hugs can be powerful. One of my best memories of a hug, was a family group hug at a family reunion. Fifteen to twenty of us participated in a large goodbye group hug. I have a picture of that long family group hug. It felt so good. I want to encourage all of you to give someone a hug today!

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RAYMO’S RAMBLINGS – DAD

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It is Father’s Day today and as always I think of my dad on this day! I was only thirty-five when he died. My dad died when he was sixty-five, relatively young yet. I’m sixty years old now and to think in five years I will be the age my dad was when he died. It has been twenty-five years since he left us. I was present when he had his heart attack at his desk at work. It was the worst day of my life. The images of that day are still engrained into my mind clearly. I don’t know why this is, but when I think of my dad I think of that day he died and left us. When I think of him I should be thinking immediately about what a terrific father he was, but instead my mind takes me to that terrible day, Oct 12th 1993.

So today I choose to think about the dad that loved and cared deeply for his family and friends. His name was Carrell. He provided for his family. Dad started a business with his two brothers in law in 1960. He was very proud of the success of the foundry that they built together. We produced manhole covers that you see in the streets that are all over the country. I worked in the family business for some thirty years.  I saw my dad every day at work. So our relationship was close. We spent a lot of time together.

My earliest memory of my dad is kind of weird. I maybe was 4 or 5 years old. My dad was a smoker and he would lay in his bed smoking and I would lay next to him watching the red glow of his cigarette in the darkness. Liking the smell of the cigarette and waiting for the red glow of the cigarette to appear when he took a puff. I told you it was weird! That was in the early 1960’s when it seemed like everyone smoked. I never have had the desire to smoke cigarettes and I’m thankful for that.

My favorite memory of my dad was the day we were at the cabin on Big Stone Lake in Ortonville. Dad was driving the boat and I was learning to water ski. I was in my early twenties. To make a long story short, I fell in the middle of the lake and could not get back up. After trying and trying I gave up. Meanwhile the ski rope got tangled in the propeller and we had a big mess. I was exhausted and here I was floating in the lake. Dad thought he would slide off the back of the boat to help me get the rope untangled from the propeller. I don’t know what he was thinking, but when he slid off the back of the boat he disappeared under water and never came back up to the surface. He wasn’t wearing a life jacket.  I desperately tried to reach for him under water and finally grabbed his arm pulling him to the surface. He almost drowned.

Now both of us big guys are in the water, and we have no ladder to get back into the boat! We are stranded in the water, in the middle of the lake! My brother Greg saw we were in trouble and took an inner tube and swam out to us. He was able to pull himself into the boat. We got the ski rope untangled and my brother towed dad and me behind the boat to the shore. We were like beached wales, completely exhausted! While lying on the beach we had mom, my wife Roxie and my grandmother hovering over us yelling at the top of their lungs at both of us for being so stupid! Dad and I laughed so hard we couldn’t breathe, we would look at each other laying on the beach and laugh harder.

That is my funniest and best memory I have of my dad. We told that story so many times over the years and each time crying with laughter.  I have many good memories of my dad. I loved him very much. He was a great father to all of us. I rarely saw him get angry, he was always kind to everyone, wanting to help anybody that had a need. Happy Father’s Day dad! Love you!

It is Father’s Day today and as always I think of my dad on this day! I was only thirty-five when he died. My dad died when he was sixty-five, relatively young yet. I’m sixty years old now and to think in five years I will be the age my dad was when he died. It has been twenty-five years since he left us. I was present when he had his heart attack at his desk at work. It was the worst day of my life. The images of that day are still engrained into my mind clearly. I don’t know why this is, but when I think of my dad I think of that day he died and left us. When I think of him I should be thinking immediately about what a terrific father he was, but instead my mind takes me to that terrible day, Oct 12th 1993.

So today I choose to think about the dad that loved and cared deeply for his family and friends. His name was Carrell. He provided for his family. Dad started a business with his two brothers in law in 1960. He was very proud of the success of the foundry that they built together. We produced manhole covers that you see in the streets that are all over the country. I worked in the family business for some thirty years.  I saw my dad every day at work. So our relationship was close. We spent a lot of time together.

My earliest memory of my dad is kind of weird. I maybe was 4 or 5 years old. My dad was a smoker and he would lay in his bed smoking and I would lay next to him watching the red glow of his cigarette in the darkness. Liking the smell of the cigarette and waiting for the red glow of the cigarette to appear when he took a puff. I told you it was weird! That was in the early 1960’s when it seemed like everyone smoked. I never have had the desire to smoke cigarettes and I’m thankful for that.

My favorite memory of my dad was the day we were at the cabin on Big Stone Lake in Ortonville. Dad was driving the boat and I was learning to water ski. I was in my early twenties. To make a long story short, I fell in the middle of the lake and could not get back up. After trying and trying I gave up. Meanwhile the ski rope got tangled in the propeller and we had a big mess. I was exhausted and here I was floating in the lake. Dad thought he would slide off the back of the boat to help me get the rope untangled from the propeller. I don’t know what he was thinking, but when he slid off the back of the boat he disappeared under water and never came back up to the surface. He wasn’t wearing a life jacket.  I desperately tried to reach for him under water and finally grabbed his arm pulling him to the surface. He almost drowned.

Now both of us big guys are in the water, and we have no ladder to get back into the boat! We are stranded in the water, in the middle of the lake! My brother Greg saw we were in trouble and took an inner tube and swam out to us. He was able to pull himself into the boat. We got the ski rope untangled and my brother towed dad and me behind the boat to the shore. We were like beached wales, completely exhausted! While lying on the beach we had mom, my wife Roxie and my grandmother hovering over us yelling at the top of their lungs at both of us for being so stupid! Dad and I laughed so hard we couldn’t breathe, we would look at each other laying on the beach and laugh harder.

That is my funniest and best memory I have of my dad. We told that story so many times over the years and each time crying with laughter.  I have many good memories of my dad. I loved him very much. He was a great father to all of us. I rarely saw him get angry, he was always kind to everyone, wanting to help anybody that had a need. Happy Father’s Day dad! Love you!

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RAYMO’S RAMBLINGS – THE INTERVIEW

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I have interviewed many people on the radio over the years. This past week seemed to be one interview after another. I absolutely love interviewing people and getting to know them. I have learned so many things over the years by talking with people on many different subjects. However, I still struggle with the interview process. Sometimes I fail as an interviewer and I always ask myself, how could I have asked better questions?

I have had some memorable interviews. Some went really well and some didn’t. I remember well interviewing Senator Amy Klobucher for the very first time. It was a number of years ago and I have interviewed her many times since. She was in Madison at Lund Implement. Maynard, my boss told me to go out to Lunds and see if I could get an interview with the senator. I didn’t have any time to prepare. While driving out to Lunds I started getting really nervous. I usually don’t get nervous, but I’m thinking she’s a US senator! She talks to the national press all the time. What if I ask a stupid question? Fear started to set in.

I had never met Senator Klobucher before, I listened to her little speech inside of Lund Implement about small business problems in rural Minnesota. After she was done, she mingled with the owners and employees and other people. How am I going to get an interview with her? I have my recorder in my hand ready to pounce when the opportunity arises! She has her entourage with her and they begin to leave. As she goes outside to get into her vehicle. I shout out “Senator Klobucher, I’m from the local radio station can I get a short interview with you?” To my surprise, she smiles at me and says “Absolutely!” Well that was easy. The interview went well, even though I’m sure she saw my hand shaking holding my recorder because I was so nervous. After it was done, I thought I had asked good questions and she made me feel like we were sitting in my living room just talking and having a conversation. The last time I interviewed her she called me by my first name. I thought that was pretty cool that she remembered me. Afterwards I got in my car and remembered I had a name tag on. Oh well!

I think in the last five days I have interviewed over thirty high school student/athletes. Now interviewing high school kids is a challenge to start with. I have done it enough over the years that I know what type of questions to avoid. Like questions that will get you a yes and no answer. That comes from experience.

Interviewing people is really an art. I always try to follow these guidelines. Make the person feel comfortable. Do your homework! Ask open ended questions. Allow for silence. Don’t interrupt and listen, listen and listen! So the next time you hear one of my interviews on the radio, feel free to critique me.

 

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RAYMO’S RAMBLINGS – SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW ME.

 

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SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW ME?

I enjoy reading other blogs on WordPress. Some are really interesting and unique.  I was thinking how can I make my blog more interesting and unique? Lying in bed I was thinking about this one night. I know; this is what consumes me when I’m in bed. I have told you my mind isn’t right! Anyways I have come up with this ramdon thoughts blog, so enjoy.

Who am I? What am I like? What is important in my life? What are my dislikes? Why is my mind like this?

Husband, father, grandfather. Love all sports. Follower of Jesus. Blogger. Love to eat pizza and steak. Love to laugh. Married my high school sweetheart. Always sing in the shower and usually the same song. Germaphobe. Brushes teeth more than twice a day. Extrovert. Love my job at the radio station. Hate gossip. Love people. Wish I had a dog. Looking forward to heaven.

Black is my favorite color. Don’t hunt. Don’t fish. Enjoy walking in state parks. Smoking turns me off. Go to church every Sunday. Football is my favorite sport. College football is better than the NFL. Have great cousins. Was on probation as a teenager. Lost part of a thumb. I have preached the Gospel in Mexico. My grandpa Raymo taught me to drive a car.

I like getting hugs. I like giving hugs. I like it when my wife hugs me. I like it when my kids hug me. I like it when my grandchildren hug me. My coworkers don’t like me to hug them. People always say I smell good. Sometimes I shower twice a day. Old Spice reminds me of my grandpa. I love Old Spice cologne.

Attended catholic schools. Hate watching soccer. Eat out every day. Proud I voted for Trump. Bird watcher. Fear of being in a wheelchair. Look forward to my small group Bible study every Wednesday. Went to Taylor Swift concert. Hate home plumbing jobs. Love Milk Duds. Titanic favorite movie. Beetles favorite group. Going bald fast. Had bad acne as a teenager. Terrible fear of dentists as a child.

Oldest child of five siblings. Lived in Mankato. Alcoholism is in the family. Nicodemus is my favorite Bible character. I have a large tattoo. Enjoy driving. Enjoy traveling the country. Mosquitos are the worst. I have one close friend. I like Madison. I suffer from depression at times. I drink to much Diet Dew. Popcorn favorite snack. Think my wife is the best looking 60-year-old I know.

Wouldn’t want to be a teenager now. Hate the smell of gasoline. Can’t remember the last time I threw up. Wanted to be a priest. I raised pigs with my cousins. Field of Dreams movie set in Iowa is so cool. Nebraska football game in Lincoln is the best college football experience. Had a motorcycle. Mr. Foxwell was my favorite teacher. Enjoy cooking eggs in the morning. Try not to touch railings (Germaphobe remember)

If you’re still reading this, I will give you a hug! Just ask for it when you see me.

I enjoy reading other blogs on WordPress. Some are really interesting and unique.  I was thinking how can I make my blog more interesting and unique? Lying in bed I was thinking about this one night. I know; this is what consumes me when I’m in bed. I have told you my mind isn’t right! Anyways I have come up with this ramdon thoughts blog, so enjoy.

Who am I? What am I like? What is important in my life? What are my dislikes? Why is my mind like this?

Husband, father, grandfather. Love all sports. Follower of Jesus. Blogger. Love to eat pizza and steak. Love to laugh. Married my high school sweetheart. Always sing in the shower and usually the same song. Germaphobe. Brushes teeth more than twice a day. Extrovert. Love my job at the radio station. Hate gossip. Love people. Wish I had a dog. Looking forward to heaven.

Black is my favorite color. Don’t hunt. Don’t fish. Enjoy walking in state parks. Smoking turns me off. Go to church every Sunday. Football is my favorite sport. College football is better than the NFL. Have great cousins. Was on probation as a teenager. Lost part of a thumb. I have preached the Gospel in Mexico. My grandpa Raymo taught me to drive a car.

I like getting hugs. I like giving hugs. I like it when my wife hugs me. I like it when my kids hug me. I like it when my grandchildren hug me. My coworkers don’t like me to hug them. People always say I smell good. Sometimes I shower twice a day. Old Spice reminds me of my grandpa. I love Old Spice cologne.

Attended catholic schools. Hate watching soccer. Eat out every day. Proud I voted for Trump. Bird watcher. Fear of being in a wheelchair. Look forward to my small group Bible study every Wednesday. Went to Taylor Swift concert. Hate home plumbing jobs. Love Milk Duds. Titanic favorite movie. Beetles favorite group. Going bald fast. Had bad acne as a teenager. Terrible fear of dentists as a child.

Oldest child of five siblings. Lived in Mankato. Alcoholism is in the family. Nicodemus is my favorite Bible character. I have a large tattoo. Enjoy driving. Enjoy traveling the country. Mosquitos are the worst. I have one close friend. I like Madison. I suffer from depression at times. I drink to much Diet Dew. Popcorn favorite snack. Think my wife is the best looking 60-year-old I know.

Wouldn’t want to be a teenager now. Hate the smell of gasoline. Can’t remember the last time I threw up. Wanted to be a priest. I raised pigs with my cousins. Field of Dreams movie set in Iowa is so cool. Nebraska football game in Lincoln is the best college football experience. Had a motorcycle. Mr. Foxwell was my favorite teacher. Enjoy cooking eggs in the morning. Try not to touch railings (germaphobe remember)

If you’re still reading this, I will give you a hug! Just ask for it when you see me.

I enjoy reading other blogs on WordPress. Some are really interesting and unique.  I was thinking how can I make my blog more interesting and unique? Lying in bed I was thinking about this one night. I know; this is what consumes me when I’m in bed. I have told you my mind isn’t right! Anyways I have come up with this ramdon thoughts blog, so enjoy.

Who am I? What am I like? What is important in my life? What are my dislikes? Why is my mind like this?

Husband, father, grandfather. Love all sports. Follower of Jesus. Blogger. Love to eat pizza and steak. Love to laugh. Married my high school sweetheart. Always sing in the shower and usually the same song. Germaphobe. Brushes teeth more than twice a day. Extrovert. Love my job at the radio station. Hate gossip. Love people. Wish I had a dog. Looking forward to heaven.

Black is my favorite color. Don’t hunt. Don’t fish. Enjoy walking in state parks. Smoking turns me off. Go to church every Sunday. Football is my favorite sport. College football is better than the NFL. Have great cousins. Was on probation as a teenager. Lost part of a thumb. I have preached the Gospel in Mexico. My grandpa Raymo taught me to drive a car.

I like getting hugs. I like giving hugs. I like it when my wife hugs me. I like it when my kids hug me. I like it when my grandchildren hug me. My coworkers don’t like me to hug them. People always say I smell good. Sometimes I shower twice a day. Old Spice reminds me of my grandpa. I love Old Spice cologne.

Attended catholic schools. Hate watching soccer. Eat out every day. Proud I voted for Trump. Bird watcher. Fear of being in a wheelchair. Look forward to my small group Bible study every Wednesday. Went to Taylor Swift concert. Hate home plumbing jobs. Love Milk Duds. Titanic favorite movie. Beetles favorite group. Going bald fast. Had bad acne as a teenager. Terrible fear of dentists as a child.

Oldest child of five siblings. Lived in Mankato. Alcoholism is in the family. Nicodemus is my favorite Bible character. I have a large tattoo. Enjoy driving. Enjoy traveling the country. Mosquitos are the worst. I have one close friend. I like Madison. I suffer from depression at times. I drink to much Diet Dew. Popcorn favorite snack. Think my wife is the best looking 60-year-old I know.

Wouldn’t want to be a teenager now. Hate the smell of gasoline. Can’t remember the last time I threw up. Wanted to be a priest. I raised pigs with my cousins. Field of Dreams movie set in Iowa is so cool. Nebraska football game in Lincoln is the best college football experience. Had a motorcycle. Mr. Foxwell was my favorite teacher. Enjoy cooking eggs in the morning. Try not to touch railings (germaphobe remember)

If you’re still reading this, I will give you a hug! Just ask for it when you see me.

I enjoy reading other blogs on WordPress. Some are really interesting and unique.  I was thinking how can I make my blog more interesting and unique? Lying in bed I was thinking about this one night. I know; this is what consumes me when I’m in bed. I have told you my mind isn’t right! Anyways I have come up with this ramdon thoughts blog, so enjoy.

Who am I? What am I like? What is important in my life? What are my dislikes? Why is my mind like this?

Husband, father, grandfather. Love all sports. Follower of Jesus. Blogger. Love to eat pizza and steak. Love to laugh. Married my high school sweetheart. Always sing in the shower and usually the same song. Germaphobe. Brushes teeth more than twice a day. Extrovert. Love my job at the radio station. Hate gossip. Love people. Wish I had a dog. Looking forward to heaven.

Black is my favorite color. Don’t hunt. Don’t fish. Enjoy walking in state parks. Smoking turns me off. Go to church every Sunday. Football is my favorite sport. College football is better than the NFL. Have great cousins. Was on probation as a teenager. Lost part of a thumb. I have preached the Gospel in Mexico. My grandpa Raymo taught me to drive a car.

I like getting hugs. I like giving hugs. I like it when my wife hugs me. I like it when my kids hug me. I like it when my grandchildren hug me. My coworkers don’t like me to hug them. People always say I smell good. Sometimes I shower twice a day. Old Spice reminds me of my grandpa. I love Old Spice cologne.

Attended catholic schools. Hate watching soccer. Eat out every day. Proud I voted for Trump. Bird watcher. Fear of being in a wheelchair. Look forward to my small group Bible study every Wednesday. Went to Taylor Swift concert. Hate home plumbing jobs. Love Milk Duds. Titanic favorite movie. Beetles favorite group. Going bald fast. Had bad acne as a teenager. Terrible fear of dentists as a child.

Oldest child of five siblings. Lived in Mankato. Alcoholism is in the family. Nicodemus is my favorite Bible character. I have a large tattoo. Enjoy driving. Enjoy traveling the country. Mosquitos are the worst. I have one close friend. I like Madison. I suffer from depression at times. I drink to much Diet Dew. Popcorn favorite snack. Think my wife is the best looking 60-year-old I know.

Wouldn’t want to be a teenager now. Hate the smell of gasoline. Can’t remember the last time I threw up. Wanted to be a priest. I raised pigs with my cousins. Field of Dreams movie set in Iowa is so cool. Nebraska football game in Lincoln is the best college football experience. Had a motorcycle. Mr. Foxwell was my favorite teacher. Enjoy cooking eggs in the morning. Try not to touch railings (germaphobe remember)

If you’re still reading this, I will give you a hug! Just ask for it when you see me.

I enjoy reading other blogs on WordPress. Some are really interesting and unique.  I was thinking how can I make my blog more interesting and unique? Lying in bed I was thinking about this one night. I know; this is what consumes me when I’m in bed. I have told you my mind isn’t right! Anyways I have come up with this ramdon thoughts blog, so enjoy.

Who am I? What am I like? What is important in my life? What are my dislikes? Why is my mind like this?

Husband, father, grandfather. Love all sports. Follower of Jesus. Blogger. Love to eat pizza and steak. Love to laugh. Married my high school sweetheart. Always sing in the shower and usually the same song. Germaphobe. Brushes teeth more than twice a day. Extrovert. Love my job at the radio station. Hate gossip. Love people. Wish I had a dog. Looking forward to heaven.

Black is my favorite color. Don’t hunt. Don’t fish. Enjoy walking in state parks. Smoking turns me off. Go to church every Sunday. Football is my favorite sport. College football is better than the NFL. Have great cousins. Was on probation as a teenager. Lost part of a thumb. I have preached the Gospel in Mexico. My grandpa Raymo taught me to drive a car.

I like getting hugs. I like giving hugs. I like it when my wife hugs me. I like it when my kids hug me. I like it when my grandchildren hug me. My coworkers don’t like me to hug them. People always say I smell good. Sometimes I shower twice a day. Old Spice reminds me of my grandpa. I love Old Spice cologne.

Attended catholic schools. Hate watching soccer. Eat out every day. Proud I voted for Trump. Bird watcher. Fear of being in a wheelchair. Look forward to my small group Bible study every Wednesday. Went to Taylor Swift concert. Hate home plumbing jobs. Love Milk Duds. Titanic favorite movie. Beetles favorite group. Going bald fast. Had bad acne as a teenager. Terrible fear of dentists as a child.

Oldest child of five siblings. Lived in Mankato. Alcoholism is in the family. Nicodemus is my favorite Bible character. I have a large tattoo. Enjoy driving. Enjoy traveling the country. Mosquitos are the worst. I have one close friend. I like Madison. I suffer from depression at times. I drink to much Diet Dew. Popcorn favorite snack. Think my wife is the best looking 60-year-old I know.

Wouldn’t want to be a teenager now. Hate the smell of gasoline. Can’t remember the last time I threw up. Wanted to be a priest. I raised pigs with my cousins. Field of Dreams movie set in Iowa is so cool. Nebraska football game in Lincoln is the best college football experience. Had a motorcycle. Mr. Foxwell was my favorite teacher. Enjoy cooking eggs in the morning. Try not to touch railings (germaphobe remember)

If you’re still reading this, I will give you a hug! Just ask for it when you see me.

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