I am a Houston born and Houston bred. When I die, I'll be Houston dead! I have seen this City grow by leaps and bounds since I was a young man, coming up in the 1970's and 80's. I was raised in the Sunset Heights, when the entire Heights wasn't the "hip" place to be. Rather, it was a hard working class, blue collar group of folks that knew each neighbor around them by name, and didn't hesitate to let us kids roam all over the neighborhood with one another, knowing if we got out of line, one of the neighbors would blister our behinds, and send us back home to receive another one when we returned.
I am a widower, having lost my wife in a car accident on her way back home from visiting her parents in Goliad. Together, we have one grown son who has started his own journey towards his goals in this thing we call life. He is single and looking, aged 20. I am 49 and not looking; sorry ladies. I lost the love of my life, and she can not be replaced, no matter how hard someone may try to step in to fill that hollow place left behind in my heart.
I am a Regional Property Support Manager in a multi-million dollar major hotel chain, which leads me to quite a significant amount of travel. I have worked within the hospitality industry for over 20 years now, and find the industry to be quite satisfying.
I own 2 pieces of property, after recently selling 2 others. One in Acres Home, where I reside, and one in Bellville, Austin County.
I am not the most polished individual you will ever meet. I grew up in a different time; when people said what they meant, and they meant what they said. Political correctness is not my strongest suit, and given that I have to bite my tongue frequently within my profession, I have no qualms for telling it as I see it on my own personal time. That may rub some the wrong way, and I hate that sometimes is the case, but I make no apologies for who I am.
I am a Christian man, although like many others in this world, I am not always the best practitioner of my faith. We all sin and that's human nature. I am no different. I try every day to live my life as a follower of Christ, doing as I have been taught through His word, but at times I fall significantly and dramatically short.
The name "purpledevil" comes from the name of my first car I ever owned, and still do to this day. It is a 1972 Dodge Demon, which is still factory painted in "plum crazy purple". Once in a blue moon, I'll put a battery in her and light her up, but don't expect to see her cruising the streets of H-Town anytime soon. She is safely and securely tucked away up in the country.
It is my absolute honor and privilege to conversate with each and every one here at the HAIF. We all come from different backgrounds, and have chosen various paths on our journey through this life. I am always keen to hear others viewpoints and experiences, and strive to expand my knowledge on every available subject that I am not well versed on. As the old sayin' goes: The day you quit learning, is the day you quit living.
Thanks for taking the time out of your day to visit my page, and getting to know a little bit more about the purpledevil.