Do you live in Greenwich?
Yes, in Nathaniel Witherell.
Are you married?
Do you have any children?
Yes, four children and four grandchildren.
Are you retired?
What did you do when you worked full time?
After the war I worked for U.S. Plywood as an international import/export traffic manager. I worked as general manager for their plants in Long Beach, CA, in Longview, WA, Portland, Or, Galveston TX, and Charleston, S.C. I worked for them even after I retired, until they sold to Georgia Pacific in 1982.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be Babe Ruth. After I got out of the army I got an invitation from the Detroit Tigers to attend their spring training. I could only go to the Class B level. The catcher was Eddie Ainsmith, the great pitcher, Walter Johnson's catcher.
What are your main hobbies and interests?
I love all sports. I did landscaping, planting bushes, trees, stone walls, all around my property. Reading historical novels. Reading The New York Times. My wife loves the crossword puzzles. The Sunday Times - you can't envision getting along without it. It has the magazine section that has the crossword puzzle. I guard it with my life here.
Are you computer savvy?
Do you have a favorite sport?
Do you have a favorite book?
I love all historical things about sports, the New York Giants.
Do you have a favorite work of art?
A Broadway play I saw, "A Hatful of Rain." It was about a soldier who comes back from Vietnam and is addicted to drugs, his relationship with his brother and his wife. That was art.
Do you listen to music?
Classical and popular music.
Do you have a favorite piece of music?
"Heart of My Heart," a 1946 song I heard after I was discharged from the army. It was coming out of a restaurant and they were playing it all night long - "Heart of my heart, when friends were dearer then."
Do you have a favorite movie?
"The Lou Gehrig Story." It was all about his life. His wife was played by Teresa Wright.
Do you have a favorite actor or actress?
What is a favorite TV show that you watch regularly?
On Friday nights I watch "Washington Week in Review," and action movies.
Who do you think was the best President of the United States?
FDR, what he did to pull this country out of things. Truman too. Jack Kennedy gave everybody the sprit again.
If you could tell the president of the United States one thing, now, what would it be?
I'd like him to get the darn war over. It's tragic, to see the confirmed deaths these last days.
What is your greatest guilty pleasure?
My God, I've never thought about it like that. I wouldn't want to bypass them.
What is your biggest pet peeve?
There's too much advertising on TV. Stop it. If they want to shorten the ball games cut down on the advertising.
Do you have any regrets in life?
That I could apply so much more of my life toward my wife. She's the love of my life.
What achievements in your life are you most proud of?
Being in the U.S. Army Horse Cavalry was an achievement for one. When I was a boy in Rye I worked in the Hobby Club and knew how to handle ponies. The Army put me in the Horse Cavalry and sent me to Fort Riley, Kansas, where I taught men how to go up the mountains with their pack horses in northern Italy and France during WWII. I was in one of the last horse cavalry units. In my business career, learning on the job and applying myself and achieving success.
Best piece of advice to give to the younger generation?
Apply yourself and keep your nose to the grindstone, and never give up.
What are you looking forward to?
The remainder of a successful life, and wishing I could give more of a life to my charming wife.