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Gene Johns (GeneJohns)

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I was born and raised in the south and I did not see snow until I was 17 when my family took a short vacation to North Carolina (Little Switzerland) in December. We enjoyed a light snow fall overnight.

Years later i had more than my fair share of snow. Two winters in Colorado Springs, five years in West Virginia and one year in Alaska. It was nice, but, i am glad to be back in the south.

My political and writing interests didn't develop until I was in my forties. As my bowling and Air Force life began to fade away, I became more aware of politics and enjoyed taking a blank space and turning it into a reflection of me in writing and sharing with others.

As I have grown older my passion about our politics is driven deeper into my soul because i cherish our heritage and want my children and grandchildren to have the democratic republic to live and work in as I have. My fear is that our country is turning from a democratic republic into a socialist nation and that makes me sick.

We are also witnessing the dying of Country Music. Country Music Radio is overwhelmingly flooded with Pop Music masquerading as country. Today's Country Music is overshadowing the modern country that pops up now and then on the Country charts.. I call it Pop with a Country twist. I don't believe in today's Country Music world George Strait wouldn't make it if he was just starting out.

I look forward to writing my thoughts and opinions on Huppages and meeting other members of this great service.

Well, that's about all for now. The following is a little bit about me:

Four Children (2 boys, 2 girls); Five grandchildren (3 boys, 2 girls)


- Graduate: Vero Beach Senior High (1968 - 1972)

- Graduate: USAF Air Defense Command NCO Leadership School (1977)

- Graduate: USAF Tactical Air Command NCO Academy (1987)

- Graduate: Community College of the Air Force (AS Degree-Personnel Administration - 1992)

- Life (1954 to Present)

Military Service: United States Air Force (21 years 9 months 9 days)

- Enlisted: August 21, 1972

- Retired: June 1, 1994

- Retired Rank: Master Sergeant

- U.S. Air Force Qualified Expert Marksman with the M-16 Automatic Rifle and the .38 Caliber Pistol

Politics: Libertarian

Favorite Music: Country, 50's 60's Rock n Roll

Hobbies: America and American Politics, Writing, Movies, Bowling, Music, Storms

States I've lived in: Florida, Oregon, Colorado, Georgia, West Virginia, Alaska, Alabama

Bowling Achievements

More than twenty tournament championships including:

Two-Time State Champion:

- 1982 Georgia Scratch All-Events Champion

- 1983 West Virginia Scratch Doubles Champion (with Gary Mills)

Nine-Time Association Champion:

- 1978 Panama City (FL) Men's Bowling Association

- Handicap Doubles Champion (with Clarence Youngblood)

- Scratch Doubles Champion (with Clarence Youngblood)

- Scratch Team Champion

- Scratch All-Events Champion

- 1979 Panama City (FL) Men's Bowling Associaition

- Scratch Doubles Champion (with Clarence Youngblood)

- 1983 Beckley (WV) Men's Bowling Association

- Scratch Team Champion

- 1984 Beckley (WV) Men's Bowling Association

- Scratch Doubles Champion (with Gary Mills)

- 1985 Beckley (WV) Men's Bowling Association

- Scratch Team Champion

- 1989 Tallahassee (FL) Men's Bowling Association

- Scratch Team Champion

- High Games - 300 (4), 299 (2)

- High Series - 824, 801 (6 series in the 790s)

- Highest League Ave - 228 (05'-06'): 224 (07'-08')

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