[74 yrs young] HI this is Russell S Curtis from Kentucky and I want to introduce myself to everyone
My name is Russell I grew up in Indiana but after losing my land, I'm down here in Kentucky living in a motorhome after I lost my home due to back taxes.
A little back story on myself. I was a welder out of high school when I was drafted to go to the war in Vietnam at the age of 24. I was just about to be sent off but they found out I was an only son. So I always felt bad that I didn't get to serve with the guys I trained with but I served my time in Texas training AITs for driving in combat.
After serving, I was looking for steady work and I got to drywall finishing. I wanted a solid trade where I could make a decent living. I was a contractor so my social security unfortunately doesn't amount to much.
I'm doing my best to bid my time but I'd really like to get out West to stay with friends that have a big place where I can work on my various projects I like to do such as drawing, oil painting and building unique machines & electronics.
Here is a 3 wheel bike I made. It wasn't fancy but it flew.
The age on the clock my say I'm in my 70s but I'm really young at heart. I have all these ideas in my noggin that I know I could share with the world but I feel stuck where I'm at now with no place to work.
I was married at one point but I found out my wife left me for another in 1980. one that was young then me. I guess that the way it goes some time's in life; at lease that the it was for me, I really loved my wife in till the she left me a alone It was hard for the first five years. But life goes on and that it was for me.
I did make a wonderful connection with a beautiful person named Julia Bradshaw from the Philippines and I made this drawing of her. When they had that huge hurricane over there, I got a letter from her daughter that see was killed and lost the 2nd love of my life.
But this is just part of getting older I guess. I'm still here and active. I've had my challenges but I'm still braving forward looking for new adventures. So I was happy when my younger friend Scot told me about Steemit.
Thanks for listening and look forward to making new friends and sharing ideas
Russell S. Curtis