I'm originally from Vernon, Connecticut, USA, but move to the Midwest in 1970. I grew up on a farm in Connecticut, was in the U.S. Navy in WWII (Pacific), After the war I attended Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh, then University of Connecticut, obtaining a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1947 I married my wife Marjorie, and we have 7 children, 21 grandchildren, and 9 "greats". My wife passed away in 2005, and I re-married just last December. We very much look forward to getting acquainted with Italy.