I was born on a Wyoming Homestead on 2/21/34. Lived 90 mile from town until I was nine, and cowboy proud. My folks then moved to Miles City, Montana, where my schooling ended when I dropped out of the tenth grade. I cowboyed summers while in school, but better wages soon lured me into construction, then the oil field, where I found my niche. During the next 20 years I helped drill over 100 wells in Wyoming and about 30 in the adjoining states. I spent many a shift out in the boondocks, studying the formations we were drilling through. And become convinced of one thing: The Earth History being taught in our schools is a bunch of malarkey. So, upon retiring I finished a book (already started) about Earth History. See: http://grandpanate.com
In 1981 the oil field collapsed, not a rig was running in Wyoming. So, I went to work at the Wyoming State Penitentiary as a Steam Boiler Technician. A couple years later I was promoted to Boiler House Manager, and retired from that position in 1999.
PS: In September, 2008 I bought a house in Buckeye, Arizona, 85326, to escape those cold Wyoming winters. The Photo is GrandpaNate @ 52.