“Oh, I’m a retired pharmacist and lived in Manhattan Beach all my life. And I just bring the dogs here twice a week to walk around. They’re shih tzus, Ginger and Pepper. They’re fifteen years old.

From the time I was a little boy, I admired pharmacy. And was interested in it. It was a clean work, and when I went into the service, I was a pharmacist’s mate. I graduated from high school, so I applied to USC for pharmacy school about a year before I got out of school. And accepted there, so it was fairly easy. Well, it was long hours, but it was enjoyable work meeting the public and filling prescriptions. I was a pharmacist for 47 years.

Oh, I like to read. Walk. Usually non-fiction. Yeah, I was reading a book by David Baldacci. It’s about crime and punishment. Well, I just – rather than watch TV all the time, I enjoy getting into a book – probably too much: Start reading something and want to keep reading forever.

My wife and I have taken many cruises, and I really enjoyed cruising around South America most of all. We saw icebergs at the tip of South America. We saw one area on the West coast of Chile – we took a drive into the desert. It hadn’t rained there for something like a thousand years. So it was where the Indians – something like 1500 years ago – made rock figures on the side of the hills. And since it never rained, they just stayed there all these years. That was really interesting to see.

And we enjoyed seeing the natural things, and mountains, and lakes in Chile. And the food they had. It was all very good. Of course, we saw the sanitized version. We didn’t really get out there in the areas too much. Just getting off the ship for 3 or 4 hours at a time. It was fun.

How I met my wife? We met on a blind date. And three months later, we got married. We’ve been married for 58 years. 58 years with the same woman! ‘Cause I thought she was a very nice lady, and I just wanted to get married. And she did too. As it turned out, I made the right decision.

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