Greetings from the Sand Hills area of NC


I just deleted myself from another site online. Hoping to see this one grow and become a new favorite place to visit. I’m a sixty something happily married man with a super fantastic kiddo, who is in college making a more educated self.

I grew up in a large family out west where making your own clothes, quilting, knitting, etc were part of the daily norm. I’ve been married to my wonderful wife for 33+ years so far. We have one child that took us 15 years to have. The college bills keep coming in, and there are a number of years to go. My family is my favorite part of life. I also enjoy lots of hobbies, which include knitting, sewing, quilting, crocheting, cooking, canning, grinding our own grain, Big Green Egg smoking & grilling, RVing, photography, and more.

After my multiple heart surgeries and other medical problems, I am not as active as I use to be. Still, I plug along doing my thing, just at a slower pace these days.

Just a side note… My wonderful wife could not be less interested in knitting, sewing, quilting, etc. She loves to support me in my interests though, and is a big time enabler. :slightly_smiling_face::+1:


A supportive spouse is the best and I’m so glad you have such a doll standing with you.
I hope you find good friends and fun here. :smile:


Welcome! It sounds like you have quite the homestead!

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Thank you very much. :slightly_smiling_face::+1:

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An enabling spouse! How fortunate you are!

College is outrageously expensive! We were very fortunate. Our daughter (she’s also an only child) won a scholarship, but that didn’t cover room and board, books, and the cute little category called “incidentals.” Whew. Now she’s engaged (so very happy - her fiancé is a sergeant in the Rangers and at the top of his class in law school (where he’s studying for a JD/MBA). Oh well, so we’ll keep working to help pay for the wedding!

Keep doing all of those hobbies. I’m sure they’re great for your heart!


Congrats on your daughter. Our son is our only one too. Thankfully he earned the Presidential scholarship for academics which was $108k, several music scholarships worth $64k, an Honors scholarship worth $16k, and several smaller scholarships. That still leaves us owing about $16k per semester for the rest of it. He has worked hard to earn what he has, and will continue to work hard to keep these things. He’s a Double Major and plays in the schools marching band and in the wind ensembles. The young man is busy everyday, and is enjoying it all too.


He sounds like an amazing young man!

I can’t believe what college costs today. It’s ridiculous. I’m glad my three graduated twenty years ago. Yikes.

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