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Hi I'm T.R.

I am a native-born Texan, I am an electrical engineer, and I have been happily married to the same woman since 1968.

About Me

I enjoy cabinet-making and almost all types of home improvements in general, both inside and outside. I ride bikes (trail and road) when I can for fun and health, and I hope to have some more long bike trips. I would greatly enjoy getting an aircraft pilot's license, and flying for pleasure. I enjoy an occassional long-weekend excursion with my wife - we hope to have many more trips! I can play a perfect round of golf if I record only the first nine holes. I am an American patriot who looks for truth and common sense where ever it may be. In some years I put in a nice vegetable garden.

Why I am a Mormon

It began as a funny story that worked out well. During my first year in college the dormitory dining hall did not serve meals on Sunday evening, so I usually attended whichever of the local churches that was having Sunday evening young-adult fellowship and the best free supper. The guest speakers for the fellowship were two middle-aged men from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who presented an interesting story of faith from the Book of Mormon. They passed a signup sheet around for a free Book of Mormon, and being a college student, I signed up for the free book. Eventually I began meeting with the missionaries and after a year and gaining a testimony of the restored Gospel and the restored Priesthood authority, I was baptized into the Church. The strength of my original testimony has never left me.

How I live my faith

I enjoy the friendship of the people in my Ward. I support the Scout Troop, Team and Crew and am an Eagle Advisor. I suppose the most gratifying activity is working on the family history for both myself my wife - when one gets a few generations solved, there is a strong feeling of heritage and belonging to the family of mankind on this Good Earth!