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PCLinuxOS Family Member Spotlight: Bubba Blues

by Bubba Blues, as told to smileeb

Me in my pick-up on a work day.

How old are you?
I'm 58 years old.

Married, single or what?
Married to my wife for 25 years.

Children, grandchildren?
I have four children ranging from 40 years old to 23 years old. I have three granddaughters, and and one grandson.

Retired or working and for how long and at what?
I'm still working, but not as many hours as I used to. I've been a carpenter/cabinetmaker for almost thirty five years.

What is the area you live in like? Weather, Quietness, Scenery.
I live in western Oklahoma where the summers are too hot (sometimes up to 115 F) and the winters are too cold. (sometimes 10 below zero F). The wind blows a lot. I've seen straight winds up to 60 mph, and it's also in the middle of Tornado Alley. But the people make up for it. Some of the best folks in the world are right here in Oklahoma. My house is in a rural area where it's a 40 mile drive to the nearest Wal-Mart, but only 12 miles to the nearest small town. My house is about 100 yards off the county road, but a half mile off the main highway so it's nice and quiet. We have lots of deer, coyotes, opossums, raccoons, bobcats, rabbits, squirrels, etc. Rolling hills with mostly cedar, black jack oaks and locust trees.

Are you handy with your hands and have any hobbies?
I've made a living doing woodwork for 35 years. My hobby I suppose is music. I've played guitar even longer than I've been carpentering. I've played in rock, country, blues and Motown bands, but now I'm playing in two different Christian bands. One on Sunday mornings, the other on Sunday nights.

Do you like to travel, go camping?
I love to travel, as long as I'm seeing new countrysides. I love history and nature. I love visiting historical landmarks, monuments, etc., and I love natural wonders. I can't travel as much as I'd like, but I like it when I can.

What caused you to try Linux and join this forum?
I just got fed up with spyware, viruses, malware and Windows in general. My son finally got me to try Linux about five years ago, and I've been a loyal Linux user ever since. I have two or three distros installed on my desktop at all times, and one on my laptop.

Me with my lovely wife one night at a gig I was playing.

PCLinuxOS Family Member Spotlight is an exclusive, monthly column by smileeb, featuring PCLinuxOS forum members. This column will allow "the rest of us" to get to know our forum family members better, and will give those featured an opportunity to share their PCLinuxOS story with the rest of the world.

If you would like to be featured in PCLinuxOS Family Member Spotlight, please send a private message to smileeb in the PCLinuxOS forum expressing your interest.

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