SAMple Profile

Profile Updated: July 4, 2011
Residing In: Great Times, WI USA
Spouse/Partner (Besides name, anniversary date, his/her home town, etc. encouraged): Mabel (June 31, 1967)
Children: Larry, born 1968 (oldest of the twins)
Moe, born 1968 (smartest of the twins)
Curly, born 1970 More…(last of the twins)

Eighteen grandchildren
Occupation: Census Taker
Homepage or link to family photo album site, if applicable:
In what city and state were you born?

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Comments (May be used for education / training institutions attended after high school along with dates):

After high school, moved to Southern California. Tried surfing for a year, but kept getting seasick. That's probably why the Navy wouldn't take me either.

Attended Hollywood University: 1963-1967, BS in Acting

School Story (Reflections such as highlights, lowlights, successes, regrets):

Thanks to my guidance teacher, I got a scholarship. I was good with numbers, so it was only natural that I work for the census bureau. Always knew my BS would be good for something.

What class/classes at MFHS best served you in your career?


What class/classes at MFHS best served you outside of your career?

Acting out

Who was your favorite / most influential teacher at MFHS?

Whoever was in charge of detention hall that day

What was the first car you ever owned (model and year)?

Edsel (1959)

What was the first computer you ever owned (brand and year)?

IBM 360 (1968)

What was the last music purchase you made (song/album/artist)?

Let's Twist Again (1961) by Chubby Checker

What are your favorite book(s)?

Statistics for Dummies

What is/are your favorite movie(s) of all time?

"Witless Protection" or just about any with Larry the Cable Guy

What television programs do you like to watch?

"The Unit." Probably because I have a code name (Abacus) and sometimes have to parachute into remote target areas to collect my census data.

What sport(s) do you engage in now?

Rodeo bull riding

What hobbies do you engage in now?

Clipboard repair; pencil sharpening

How many tattoos do you have?

Just one; put Edsel emblem on my chest in 4 colors

How many body piercings do you have?

One involuntary; backed into a Cadillac tail fin back in the 60s!

To what professional / fraternal / other organizations do you currently belong?

National Census Takers of America
Edsel Owners Club

Which states have you visited?

East Dakota
West Dakota

In which states have you lived and when?

Florida (1944-1958)
Wisconsin (1959-1962), (1968-present)
California (1963-1967)

Besides the US, what countries have you visited and when?

Canada (never again; had trouble understanding the language)

Have you ever been told that you (or someone in your family) resemble a famous celebrity? If so, who and when?

Well yeah. His name is Kermit!

Do you have a personalized license plate? If so, what does it say?


How old do you feel?


What animal would you be if you could choose one?

Frog (that's what I was before my princess Mabel came along)

What would your classmates find surprising about you?

Finally had to move the dice away from the rear view mirror; it kept getting in the way of my GPS!

What items are left on your "bucket list?"

Driving through Chicago during the rush hour
Eating tofu
Sky diving with angels

How many total years of military service did you have?


Who told you about this web site?

Bart Starsky

What was your career field/job title/duties?

If the Navy would have given me a waiver, I would have been a natural in the amphibious unit.

Do you have a photo of yourself in uniform you can share?

Nope, sorry. Black (green) ops policy.

What is your favorite home cooked meal?

Fresh Bugs

What is your favorite dessert (in home or out)?

Flying Insects

What is your favorite place to eat away from home?

The Lily Pad Cafe

#50. This is a special one-time reconciliation inquiry beginning January of 2011. As of today, is all your contact information up-to-date?


Are you listed in the Guinness Book of World Records?


Have you ever participated in the Senior Olympics?


If so, please enter event/details (and year) below?

Still waiting for organizers to add leap frog event!

Other than Senior Olympics, have you ever received a sports-related award since leaving MFHS?


If so, please describe event/award (and year).

Well, not a competitive event, but you should have seen me 'frog kick' away the night Mabel's father caught her sneaking home after curfew.

Have you ever received a non-sports award since leaving MFHS, e.g., art, music, drama, cooking, hobby related, etc.?


If so, please describe event/award (and year).

At my age I think I deserve an award for not being "cooked!"

Other than to fulfill an educational requirement, have you ever had a creative work of yours published?


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