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This web site is dedicated to my family and hobbies. Veronica "Ronnie" Landry married me on September 6, 1969. Our family has grown quite large in the last few years, with both of our children, Bart and Shelley, having married and as the result six grandchildren, Maddie, Ethan, Lillian, Collin, Landon and Hayden.

My wife retired in 2004 after 30 years in the Acadia Parish Elementary School System. I was employed with Rayne State Bank since February 1976 retired in May 2006.  We both love to travel - eating fine cuisines, making friends, experiencing different cultures, visiting friends, traveling with RV Caravans and watching movies.

We live in Rayne, Louisiana, a small friendly city community located on Interstate 10 approximately 18 miles west of Lafayette, Louisiana. We are located approximately 40 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico as the crow fly's. Rayne's population is approximately 10,000 and is the cleanest city for its size in the state of Louisiana. To its credit, it has won many Cleanest City Contest. The biggest event that occurs here annually is the Frog Festival,when large crowds converge on the city to enjoy fine foods, music, dancing, handicrafts, frog jumping and of course the carnival fair. If you happen to visit, be sure to view the many city Murals painted on commercial buildings depicting our Cajun Culture. The Chamber of Commerce can assist with tours. Click on www.rayne.org for more information.

We moved in April 2005 to a new home in Rayne, which grants us a more suitable residence for our retirement years, less living space and low maintenance. We assume that in our retirement years, we would want to travel more and not stay home to maintain a residence. We have now previously owned three rv's and now own our fourth one, a Newmar Ventana 37 foot motor homes that we utilize to travel throughout the Uunited States and Canada.

I have many hobbies, but Amateur Radio holds my main interest. When we moved to our new new QTH (residence) in 2005, I was able to expand my antenna system and improve my operating conditions considerable. View the link about na5q in the menu for more information.

I have many more hobbies, which includes computer programming, fishing, hunting, traveling and gardening. I am experience with Windows and Linux programs. In the early spring and fall, I spend plenty of time in the garden growing delicious and healthy vegetables. The harvest often exceeds our consumption, so we enjoy giving fresh vegetables to our neighbors, friends and family.

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This page was last updated on 02/19/21.

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