Since Feb 29, 2000
My 10th anniversary was April 2, 2008. This April 2nd will mark my 15th year as a Freeper. Happy anniversary to me!
I joined FreeRepublic on April 2,1998 and happily Freeped for 2 years as Dannybob. After a couple of years of Freeping I reformatted the hard drive on my home pc and when I tried to open Free Republic I had to enter my user name and password to log in. Guess what? I had no idea what my password ever was so I had no choice but to re-register as pgkdan...I was sick of 'Dannybob' any way.
So who is pgkdan? I'm a 55 year old fat guy happily married for 28 years to a beautiful southern belle. I'm Catholic, conservative and I was once a proud patriotic American.
The pgk part of my screen name comes from the Knights of Columbus. I'm Past Grand Knight of St. Benedict's Council 9056 in Virginia Beach, VA. I used pgkdan in my very first email address and it stuck.
I can be a little pugnacious at times but usually feel bad about it later. I guess you might call me a hot head when my buttons are pushed. Don't attack my Church, My country or my Party and we'll get along fine!
I'm also a happy cancer survivor. I have had my left kidney removed due to Renal Cell Carcinoma but am currently stable and happy to be so!
Ok, so now you know who I am. I'm pleased to make your aquaintance and hope to be Freeping for a long, long time!